Hosting a wide variety of events is certainly nothing new for multi-purpose venues, but the month of September alone will be one for the ages at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. From the first day of the month until the final weekend, thousands will descend on Sin City for some of the most anticipated live events of the year.
Canelo vs Mayweather – Sept. 14 | Tickets
With annual blockbuster events like the Super Bowl, March Madness, The Masters, and World Series, the sports world is never without a hearty sampling of marquee entertainment. This year, as a bonus, a capacity crowd of just under 17,000 and (many pay-per-view fans) will witness one of the most historic boxing matches ever in Canelo vs Mayweather on Sept. 14. Referred to simply as “The One,” Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will each put their unbeaten records on the line for the fight everyone is sure to be talking about.
Alejandro Fernandez – Sept. 15 | Tickets
Less than 24 hours later, the MGM Grand Garden will be converted back to a concert venue for Mexican singing sensation, Alejandro Fernandez. The best-selling artist will take the Las Vegas stage for one of a very limited number of U.S. performances in store for 2013.
iHeartRadio Music Festival – Sept. 20-21 | Tickets
In a crowded year for music festivals, the iHeartRadio Music Festival once again stands above the rest as one of the most star-studded events of the year. Packed to the gills with two days of live performances, Sept. 20-21, along with a brand new outdoor stage complete with its own unique lineup, the iHeartRadio Fest is an absolute must-see. On the docket for this year’s event are such A-listers as Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, and many more.
Frozen Fury (Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers) – Sept. 27 | Tickets
Instituted in 1997, preseason hockey annually invades Vegas in the form of the Los Angeles Kings and varying opponents, which this year, will include the New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche. Dubbed the “Frozen Fury,” the event has not featured a double bill since 1998, which may be due in part because of its absence last year during the lockout. Either way, send the host Kings into the regular season in style when the MGM Grand Garden Arena closes out one of the busiest months of the year.
Frozen Fury (Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche) – Sept. 28 | Tickets