The connectivity payoff: Las Vegas' new sports and entertainment arena

Wed, 2016-04-13 06:00 -- SCC Staff


The new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which opened earlier this month, is far from the country's largest. But it may be one of the most advanced. Working with partners, Council Lead Partner Schneider helped build  what the company says is "...one of the world's most automated and energy efficient entertainment, sporting and concert venues."

The 650,000-square-foot arena includes a Schneider-designed and installed building management system that includes hundreds of connected devices that gather information throughout the facility to help operators monitor and manage critical systems such as electrical, HVAC and IT systems.

Learning from experience
The arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International. Schneider has worked with AEG (which owns and operates arenas, convention centers and similar venues)  for years on energy and sustainability for AEG's facilities. The 20,000 seat arena in Las Vegas is the latest result of that partnership.

"By connecting information technology and operation technology, Schneider Electric can help the arena achieve its efficiency and sustainability goals as well as significant savings on its overall operations costs."

Among the solutions Schneider has provided for the arena are:

  • A video security system that allows for arena security personnel to watch for disruptions or other occurrences that could affect the safety and security of people attending events.
  • An uninterruptible power supply guards against unanticipated power interruptions and increase power for arena technology, such as video screens, as needed.
  • Medium/low-voltage switchgear helps events go smoothly by ensuring electricity throughout the arena is efficient and reliable.
  • A building management system that monitors HVAC, power, security and lighting systems.

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