MGM Resorts International pitched several professional sports leagues, including the NBA, WNBA, NHL, and Major League Soccer, on large-scale plans to hold sporting events in a quarantined segment of the Las Vegas strip, sources told the New York Times’ Kevin Draper.
A proposal sent to the NBA focused on the 4,700-room Mandalay Bay Resort, according to Draper.
The plan envisions athletes being joined by their families, league and broadcast media employees, and support staff. Housekeepers and caterers would stay at the neighboring Luxor Hotel.
The plan calls for as many as two-dozen basketball courts to be built at the Mandalay Bay convention center, which is home to the WNBA’s Aces.
UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center, which hosts the NBA’s annual summer league, was also mentioned as a possible site.
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