Venue to Become Premier New England Sports Hub, Featuring Bowling Alley, Arcade, Eclectic Beer Program and More

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Springfield, Mass. (August 15, 2018) – MGM Springfield will be home to the ultimate sports hub when it unveils TAP Sports Bar when it opens August 24. Featuring a 10-lane bowling alley, arcade, an extensive selection of high-quality local and regional craft beers, elevated bar food and more than 50 big screen TVs – including one massive video wall – there won’t be a more entertaining place to catch the game (besides the game itself).

Guests will enjoy a lively, open connection between the bar and dining areas with access to the adjoining arcade and bowling alley. Those looking for a bit of the outdoors will enjoy sitting on the patio while they watch the game, or take in a bit of people watching with all the lively activities taking place on the adjacent Plaza.

“TAP is a celebration of beer and sports. It will be warm, open and inviting – a perfect place to meet, enjoy a game or people watch, all while enjoying great food and drinks,” said MGM Springfield Vice President of Food & Beverage Anthony Caratozzolo. “TAP will be a great local bar that gives a nod to Springfield’s heritage while aspiring to create a new history of its own.”

The design team at STUDIO McCORMACK was inspired by the idea of adapting the 1907 YWCA building into a high-energy restaurant and bar that is sure to become a hub of the action at MGM Springfield. Guests will walk into a space that appears to have been built decades ago with vintage sports memorabilia, historic gym lockers and old-world bottle displays that create an eclectic and timeless look. Locals will recognize the sign from Springfield’s beloved Keg Room while commemorative plaques celebrating milestone years in New England sports history adorn each booth. As an homage to Springfield as the birthplace of basketball, TAP will feature a mini-basketball court with the first hoop – a peach basket – and hardwood flooring has painted to reflect the original basketball key. 

Get Competitive with Lively Entertainment
Sports enthusiasts can cheer on their favorite teams with TAP’s wide range of non-stop entertainment offerings:

  • Large HD TVs and a massive video wall featuring more than 50 screens for individual or collective use.
  • Adjacent to the pub, TAP’s 10-lane bowling alley will become a high-energy gathering spot for gaming, drinking and socializing.
  • A playful arcade will present vintage video games, billiards, shuffleboard, air hockey and foosball.  

Indulge in Fan-Favorite Bites
TAP will serve up a delicious New England-inspired menu to satisfy every palate, including:

  • Rhode Island Calamari – Fresh New England calamari and cherry peppers perfect for dipping in garlic-and-herb butter or marinara sauce.
  • Lobster Grilled Cheese – Poached fresh lobster dressed with American, cheddar and provolone cheeses as well as cut tomatoes.
  • Smoked Brisket Chili – Tender braised beef brisket cooked to perfection with sour cream, cheddar cheese and green onions.
  • Beer Cheese Nachos – Tortilla chips deliciously covered with jalapenos, pico de gallo, house-made guacamole, sour cream and green onions.
  • Armory Burger – TAP’s signature beef burger topped with crispy onion, bacon, cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce.

Toast with Signature Beverages
With more than 60 local and regional beers, made-to-order classic cocktails and a variety of activations throughout the year, guests can have a different experience with each visit:

  • On tap and draft will be signature brews from White Lion, Switchback, AmherstBack East and more.
  • Lively libations such as the TAP Manhattan with Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Carpano Antica Vermouth; and Coconut Crush with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice and Orange Juice, will shine as signature favorites.
  • TAP’s patio will showcase local brewery partners with beer garden activations throughout the year.

TAP will be open to all ages until 10 p.m., when it becomes 21 and over.

For more information, visit MGM Springfield online.


About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2 million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also will feature the eight-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield will open August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit

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 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company opened MGM Cotai in Macau in February 2018. It is also developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and debuting the first international Bellagio branded hotel in Shanghai. The 78,000 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 visit us at

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Statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  MGM Springfield has based these statements on management’s current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. Examples of these statements include statements regarding the expected opening date of the casino resort and scope of the amenities to be offered. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements, including effects of economic and market conditions, competition with other destination travel locations throughout the United States and the world, and the design, timing and costs of the projects and risks relating to permits, licenses, financings, approvals and other contingencies and additional risks and uncertainties described in the MGM Resorts International Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports (including all amendments to those reports) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, MGM Springfield is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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