New Las Vegas Strip game-day event features interactive football challenges, BetMGM sports-betting suites, live entertainment and appearances by special guests

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LAS VEGAS (August 25, 2021) – Entertainment and sports industry leaders MGM Resorts and Bud Light have joined forces to introduce the Bud Light Beer Garden to the Las Vegas Strip, the ultimate, immersive, only-in-Vegas tailgate experience. Non-stop outdoor action awaits football fans before and after all Raiders and UNLV home games as well as select sports and entertainment events at Allegiant Stadium.

Marshawn Lynch, former NFL legend and Super Bowl champion, made a special appearance to kick off the festivities and debut the new gameday ritual ahead of the Raiders’ pre-season opener Saturday, Aug. 14.

“The city’s first football season with fans in the stands is a monumental moment,” said Chuck Bowling, president and COO of Mandalay Bay and Luxor. “We’ve created a game day event that embodies the spirit and excitement of Las Vegas and offers fans unique pre-game experiences. We look forward to creating new traditions at this venue for this season and beyond.”

The 130,000-square-foot immersive space located at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Hacienda Ave. offers complimentary admission to the public, is within walking distance to Allegiant Stadium and opens four hours prior to each event and remains open until the event’s conclusion. Fans can stay close to the action by reserving a parking spot at Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor and Excalibur for fast and easy access to Allegiant Stadium.

Fans attending the Bud Light Beer Garden will enjoy:

  • Interactive football challenges and life-sized Jenga and chess
  • Live DJ entertainment
  • Sports-betting suites from MGM Resorts’ leading sports betting company, BetMGM
  • Food and beverage favorites from MGM Resorts’ restaurants including International Smoke by Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry, Diablo’s Cantina, Public House and Beerhaus
  • $99 VIP All You Can Eat & Drink package featuring buffet access to stadium favorites from MGM Resorts’ restaurants and unlimited drinks
  • M life VIP Experience including private VIP Clubhouses and two-level suites
  • Special appearances by professional sports legends


The Bud Light Beer Garden is scheduled to be open for gameday festivities on the following days:

  • UNLV vs. Eastern Washington: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021
  • Las Vegas Kickoff Classic – BYU vs. Arizona: Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021
  • Baltimore vs. Las Vegas: Monday, Sept. 13, 2021
  • UNLV vs. Iowa St.: Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
  • Miami vs. Las Vegas: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021
  • Chicago vs. Las Vegas: Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021
  • UNLV vs. Utah St.: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
  • UNLV vs. San Jose St.: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
  • Philadelphia vs. Las Vegas: Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021
  • UNLV vs. Hawaii: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021
  • Kansas City vs. Las Vegas: Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021
  • UNLV vs. San Diego St.: Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
  • Cincinnati vs. Las Vegas: Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021
  • Washington, D.C. vs. Las Vegas: Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021
  • Denver vs. Las Vegas: Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021
  • Los Angeles (LAC) vs. Las Vegas: Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022


After the events, MGM Resorts encourages all tailgate fans to keep the party going at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Luxor Hotel and Casino. Click here for more details on all Bud Light Beer Garden offerings.

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About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 31 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company’s 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its "Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet" philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.

 

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