The Mohegan Sun Arena is part of the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino complex. It was opened in 2001 by the Mohegan Tribe and is situated in Uncasville, Connecticut. It is home to the Connecticut Sun, a WNBA team and was home briefly to the Mohegan Wolves and arena football team. When the arena is used for basketball games they can seat around ninety five hundred people. Concerts have room for twelve thousand. Although the Mohegan Sun Arena is attached to the Mohegan Sun Casino no sports betting is allowed.
More than sporting events have been held in the arena. The American Kennel Club's Challenge Dog Show has used the facility. Many well known artists have performed at this venue such as; Andrea Bocelli, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, The Eagles, Shakira, Bon Jovi, Brooks and Dunn, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, The Who, Nine Inch Nails, and Simon and Garfunkel.
The WWE, Professional Bull Riding events, NCAA games, and PBA tournaments have taken place at Mohegan Sun Arena. All of the major television networks have produced events at the arena.
Upcoming events will include the Connecticut Sun games, Chickenfoot, Jamie Foxx, Taylor Swift, Counting Crows, Carlos Mencia and Frank Valli and The Four Seasons. Musical artists like Journey, King of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, and the Jonas Brothers will be joined by the comedy of Howie Mandel and Robin Williams.
There is a box office located in the Spring Gateway. It is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster, online, or at Ticketmaster outlets. Casino guests can use their Players Club points to purchase tickets if they wish.
Patrons attending events at the Mohegan Sun Arena can stay at the Mohegan Sun Resort. They offer 1,200 luxury rooms or suites. The rooms will have a king sized bed or two double queens. The rooms have relaxing lounge chairs as well as large marble bathrooms. There is a spa, fitness center and swimming pool to relax in. A golf course is available for guests at Mohegan Sun at Pautipaug.
Children enjoy staying at Mohegan Sun Resort because they have their own Kids Quest area. They can play in Barbieland, Construction Quarry or Techno Quest. The center is located at The Shops at Mohegan Sun. There are licensed child care professionals on hand to watch children as young as six months. The hours of operation vary depending on the day of the week and reservations are recommended. The cost for children six months to twenty nine months is $9.00 per hour, 30 months to 12 years is $9.50 per hour. Nutritious meals are available for $6.00.
There are many restaurants located at the Mohegan Sun from casual dining to desserts. Fast food from Johnny Rockets or fine dining and buffets will round out the selection of food at the resort.
Shopping at The Shops at Mohegan Sun is something that can be done before the event at the Mohegan Sun Arena. There is apparel, sporting goods, jewelry, sun products, music, electronics and specialty stores.
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