UNLV Thomas & Mack Center Modernization


State of Nevada


  • Building & Safety

CSG provides building plan review services for the modernization of this 32-year-old arena for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Thomas & Mack Center has a capacity of approximately 18,000 seats and is a multipurpose facility serving primarily as the arena for the UNLV’s men’s basketball team. The arena holds approximately 150 events annually which bring 850,000 visitors. The estimated total modernization cost is approximately $72.5 million. This project is being reviewed by CSG in 3 phases.

The upgrades include three new escalators, updated concession stands, a 36,000-square-foot addition with a 2,500-square-foot observation deck overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. There will be $20 million in electrical, air conditioning and plumbing improvements. Other highlights are new flooring on the concourse, all new seating in the arena, a new sound system and bathroom enhancements. The facility will have 2 new portal entrances from the ground level, 2 new elevators, 13 updated concession stands, and new facilities for improvement of movement throughout the arena. The modernization will also bring the building up to code and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act including increasing accessible seating from 26 to 98, and widening parts of the concourse.

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