Two major awards were Prime Site and Casino of the Year, bringing the total to 15 national awards for the Arena over nine years. Named in Connecticut Magazine as Best of Connecticut 2017 for large entertainment venue, Mohegan Sun Arena continues to be one of the busiest venues in the world, and surpassed 11 million guests this year as well.
“I am blessed to have so many talented people who help put our entertainment brand on the world stage. They are the reason we have a world-class venue sitting right in our backyard,” said Tom Cantone, Sr., VP of Sports and Entertainment.
Along with recognitions, 2017 brought in multiple Grammy winners, Billboard chart toppers and Top Hot 100 artists with a record of 39 sellouts, as well as two major sport franchises, Connecticut Sun and Black Wolves Lacrosse, who both made the playoffs, filling in some of 165 dates drawing some 800,000 fans.
Among the celebrated artists and bands in 2017, one of the hottest tours includes Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour, which hit Mohegan Sun Arena with two sold-out shows. The Arena also hosted other highly touted tours that sold out within minutes, including Ed Sheeran, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Depeche Mode, Journey, Pentatonix, Backstreet Boys and Ariana Grande