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Thomas and Mack Center
Shark Tank
Ariel view of the front of the venue
Location: 4505 South Maryland Pkwy
Flag of the United States Las Vegas, Nevada 89154
Owner: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Operator: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Capacity: 18,000
Construction information
Broke ground: October 21, 1981
Opened: December 16, 1983
$30 million
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (NCAA) (1983-present)
Notable Events
  • 2007 NBA All-Star Game
  • 2007 FIBA Americas Championship
  • Mountain West Conference men's basketball
    tournament (2000-2003)

Thomas and Mack Center is an indoor sports complex located on the University Nevada-Los Vegas (or UNLV) campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will host the 2007 NBA All-Star Game on February 18, 2007.


Named after Nevada Bankers Perry Thomas and Jerome Mack, the arena was built for for UNLV's Basketball team. It opened in 1983, and held events such as Wrestling: No Way Out 2001 and WWE Vengance in 2005, Martial Arts, Hockey Finals and Boxing and the anually Rodeo Finals. It was the former home to Arena Football Team Los Vegas Gladiators. In 2005 and 2006 it hosted the Arena Bowl and it will hold its first ever NBA All-Star Game on February 18, 2007. The first an All-star game will be held in a none NBA arena.