The Orleans Arena is a 9,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Paradise, Nevada, in the Las Vegas Valley. It is located at the Orleans Hotel and Casino and is operated by Coast Casinos, a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming Corporation.
|Address||4500 West Tropicana Avenue|
|Location||Paradise, NV 89103|
Ice hockey: 7,773
|Broke ground||February 5, 2002|
|Opened||May 25, 2003|
|Construction cost||$85 million|
|Architect||Sink Combs Dethlefs|
|Structural engineer||John A. Martin & Associates|
|Services engineer||JBA Consulting Engineers|
|General contractor||Tiberti Construction|
|Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) (2003–2014)|
Las Vegas Gladiators (AFL) (2007)
Las Vegas Sin (LFL) (2011–2013)
Las Vegas Legends (MASL) (2012–2016)
Vegas Rollers (WTT) (2019–present)
The arena is the home to the Vegas Rollers of World Team Tennis since 2019. It is also an occasional home for the UNLV Rebels basketball team when the Thomas & Mack Center is in use. The arena was the home of the Las Vegas Wranglers ice hockey team from 2003 to 2014 and the Las Vegas Gladiators arena football team in 2007 as well as the Las Vegas Sin women's football team.
In 2020, the Vegas Golden Knights announced it was purchasing and relocating an American Hockey League (AHL) franchise, pending league approval, to begin playing in the Orleans Arena while the club's new 6,000-seat arena is constructed in Henderson, Nevada.
- On July 12, 2003, Ricardo Mayorga retained The Ring welterweight championship with a majority decision over Vernon Forrest, and Zab Judah defeated Demarcus Corley on the undercard.
- The first Las Vegas Wranglers game at the Orleans Arena was on October 10, 2003, in which a crowd of 2,817 saw the Wranglers defeat the Bakersfield Condors, 4–2, in an exhibition game.
- The Stanley Cup visited Orleans Arena on November 25, 2005.
- In November 2006, the arena began hosting the Las Vegas Invitational, a pre-season college basketball tournament. It was the first event of its kind to be held at a venue connected to a casino with a sports book, the Las Vegas (College Basketball) Invitational on November 22–26, 2006. The West Coast Conference has held its basketball tournaments for men and women at the venue since 2009, the first Division I conference tournament to do so at that type of venue. The Western Athletic Conference has held its men's and women's tournaments at Orleans Arena since 2011.
- In 2007, the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League moved to the arena from the Thomas & Mack Center. The move failed to increase community interest and the team moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 2008.
- From February 26–28, 2009, the NIAA State Basketball Championship was held at the Orleans Arena. All classifications (1A-4A) attended and played at this venue.
- On November 26, 2011, the UNLV men's basketball team upset No. 1 ranked North Carolina at the arena.
- On February 5, 2012, the arena played host to the LFL Lingerie Bowl IX. Los Angeles defeated Philadelphia 28–6.
- Between July and October of 2015 Global Force Wrestling taped the pilot episodes of its planned TV series GFW Amped at the arena.
- On July 26, 2018, the Orleans Arena hosted the penultimate regular season games for the 2018 JBA season. At 5:00 P.M., the Seattle Ballers blew out the Chicago Ballers 134–110, while the Los Angeles Ballers (led by LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball) and the Houston Ballers (led by Curtis Hollis and Jordon Myers) recorded a high-scoring match at 7:30 P.M. soon afterward, with Los Angeles winning 169–153.
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- Tiberti Construction - Orleans Arena
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- Carp, Steve (July 27, 2006). "New Home Court: College Events Move to Orleans". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
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- Carp, Steve (March 9, 2011). "WAC Enters As WCC Exits at Orleans Arena". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
- Brewer, Ray (November 27, 2011). "Rebels Party Like It's 1990, Knock Off Top-Ranked North Carolina". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
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