Thomas And Mack Center Case Analysis

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Community Beat Story: Thomas and Mack Center Thomas and Mack Center is going through a $72.5 million modernization, which includes a balcony with a strip view. The Thomas and Mack Center (TMC) is 30 years old and is home to the UNLV Runnin Rebels, other UNLV Athletics Programs, and outside events such as the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR). The TMC arena holds 150 events annually and brings 850,000 visitors. The TMC also holds concerts, graduations, the NBA Summer League and next October will host the final presidential debate. The plans for the Thomas and Mack Center have included accessibility, code, fire/safety, mechanical, electrical, sound system, access, restroom, roofing, seating, locker room upgrades…show more content…
“The issue we have had is the soil conditions were a lot worse than we anticipated. We could have finished faster if we had shut the whole place down for construction, but we cannot do that with certain events we have such as the Rodeo,” said Bomotti. “85 percent done with phase 1 in the TMC and everything should be finished by the end of March 2016,” said Michael Newcomb, executive director of the Thomas and Mack Center. “The main issue we had was to finish the additions by the time of the presidential debate in 2016 and we will be ready by then,” said Bomotti. Phase one of bringing everything up to code included more bathrooms and accessibility, but also the loss of seats in the TMC. The NFR, which is one the arenas biggest events will lose about 200 seats and ticket revenue. “The loss of seats was the most painful. It affects basketball because people who have sat in seats for years have had to move and the loss of NFR seats” said Newcomb. The loss of seats is not necessarily a loss since it will give more room to accommodate people in wheelchairs. Besides more seat availability there will be two new elevators one that goes all the way up to the upper deck, which there has never been elevator access to. “It will be much nicer to accommodate fans,” said…show more content…
“People will clearly notice the improvements. I think the new arena will intrigue a lot of people. We have more space, two concourses and more suites,” said Bomotti. “The Thomas & Mack Center has been a wonderful home for many Las Vegas event, however, it know around the world as home of the UNLV Runnin Rebels. Having this great building refurbishes will assist us as our Rebels continue to make our mark as a top basketball in the country and these improvements only enhance our fan experience who have been accustomed to a great rebel experience,” said Tina Kunzer-Murphy UNLV Director of Athletics. Another addition to the TMC will be the observation deck on the northwest side of the arena directly under the player entrance tunnel. The deck will be used for various and includes a glass view of the strip. “Were thinking of events such as the Fourth of July, New Years Eve for firework views and even talk about letting students up there such as the first game of every season. I’m really excited about students to get in there,” said
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