Located at the end of Mandalay Bay's famed "restaurant row" (past Aureole) is the Mandalay Bay Events Center, a cavernous 12,000-seat arena that has hosts everything from championship boxing to rock shows to Luciano Pavarotti. It's a good venue as far as indoor arenas go, with glassed-in skyboxes and good Sight lines. The acoustics are as good as whoever's behind the soundboard - you could get a cathedral or you could get a warehouse. Arrive early to avoid the longest Will Call line you'll ever see in your life. Free parking is abundant and conveniently close; valet parking is available.
-- Staff report