It is yet to be known if the Las Vegas Aces will remain at Mandalay Bay Events Center following its sale from MGM Resorts International to Mark Davis, owner of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.
If the Aces do return to Mandalay Bay, it will have a new name – Michelob Ultra Arena.
In addition to selling the Aces, MGM Resorts has also sold the naming rights to its sports and entertainment venue to the beverage company Anheuser-Busch.
We’re excited to announce that @MandalayBay has entered into a multi-year naming agreement with Anheuser-Busch, renaming the resort’s 12,000-seat sports and entertainment venue to the @MichelobULTRA Arena. Read more: https://t.co/zbNI002IF7 pic.twitter.com/lQhQ1kPU77
— MGM Resorts (@MGMResortsIntl) February 11, 2021
As the leader in the entertainment industry, we look forward to working with the Anheuser-Busch team in our shared commitment to providing guests unforgettable entertainment experiences.
–Chuck Bowling, President/COO – Mandalay Bay (release)
Las Vegas is one of the world’s most exciting sports and entertainment destinations, and Mandalay Bay is regularly in the midst of all of that excitement. As the world returns to traveling and enjoying entertainment, we look forward to all of the events to come at the Michelob Ultra Arena.
–Matt Davis, U.S. Sports Marketing Head, Anheuser-Busch (release)
As of this writing, the Aces’ social media accounts have not tweeted or retweeted anything regarding the name change, but the official release from MGM Resorts did mention the venue as “home to the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces.”
Interestingly enough, a few hours after the announcement of the name change, the WNBA released a statement announcing that the sale of the Aces to Davis had been approved by the Board of Governors.
The following has been announced by the WNBA: pic.twitter.com/cMAKRmtSQZ
— WNBA (@WNBA) February 12, 2021
OFFICIAL: The @WNBA and @NBA Board of Governors have unanimously approved the sale of the Las Vegas Aces from MGM Resorts International to new owner Mark Davis, it was announced today by WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. pic.twitter.com/ArTCSsFhrL
— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) February 12, 2021