By Steve Beauregard (Updated September 1st, 2017)
Opened in April of 2016, Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue is a super flashy, beautiful and hi-tech arena boasting a seating capacity of 20,000.
It hosts everything from concerts to conventions, UFC fights to the PAC 12 basketball tournament. And now it is home ice to an NHL team. All of which is to say there is a huge demand for parking.
For people wanting to park at T-Mobile Arena, there are three different parking areas located in a total of two large parking garages. (Another garage is currently being built behind the Excalibur Hotel & Casino. More on that below).
There’s a fee to park at T-Mobile Arena
As of this writing, here are the three parking sections for T-Mobile Arena:
1) Aria Event Parking
2) Monte Carlo Parking
3) NY-NY Hotel Parking Garage
All three parking areas are located directly across from T-Mobile Arena and result in a very short walk to the venue.
T-Mobile Arena Parking Map
T-Mobile Arena Parking Fee
It costs $12 to park near T-Mobile Arena during events when the parking pass is bought online ahead of time.
MGM Resorts states on their resort websites:
“During T-Mobile Arena events, parking at ARIA Event Parking Garage, Monte Carlo Garage and New York-New York Garage is by pre-payment only.”
In addition, the T-Mobile website says that pre-paid parking is not available on the night of the event.
Despite their announcements, my understanding is that even if you don’t have a pre-paid pass, you can still pay to park at the three sections, albeit at a higher rate ($20 instead of $12).
(The parking garage on the right is home to both the Monte Carlo Parking section and the Aria Event Parking section)
Still, just to be safe, you probably will want to pay the $12 pre-paid parking pass by buying it online at a website called “Parkmobile.” Technically it shows as a $10 parking fee plus a $2 service fee.
Here’s the link to Parkmobile. It’s not a spam or sketchy link, nor am I affiliate or anything:
As for the pre-paid parking rate: I’ve checked many events, and this $12 fee seems to the parking rate for every event at T-Mobile Arena other than Golden Knights games (see below).
It doesn’t matter if it’s Bruno Mars, George Strait, Ed Sheeran, the PBR World Finals, or Lady Gaga – the fee is always $12.
T-Mobile Arena Parking Fee for Golden Knights Games
On July 31st, 2017, the Golden Knights and MGM Resorts announced that game-day parking rates would be $20. This gets you a spot at either the new Excalibur parking garage or the MGM Grand parking garage. You can also purchase a parking pass ahead of time via the Las Vegas parkmobile site.
Aria Event Parking Garage
Usually the home to Aria Hotel & Casino employee parking, levels 5 and 6 of this garage are used during events at T-Mobile Arena.
The garage entrance is just to the north of T-Mobile Arena, off of Park Avenue.
It offers the advantage of letting you have quick access onto Frank Sinatra Drive, as it is the closest to this “getaway” street.
Monte Carlo Parking Garage
The parking area is in the same garage as the Aria Event parking, but has a different access point.
This garage section is used for guests staying at the Monte Carlo, however its 4th level is used for T-Mobile parking on nights when there is a concert or show.
New York-New York Hotel & Casino Parking Garage
Although this parking garage has nine levels, only levels 6, 7 and 8 are used for T-Mobile Area parking.
Access to this parking garage is via a special ramp up to the garage from Frank Sinatra Drive.
People using this parking garage will just take the elevator down to level 4 of the garage, where this is a pedestrian walkway that takes you right to T-Mobile arena.
Alternatively, you could go down to the 2nd level of the garage, and take an escalator down to the plaza out in front of T-Mobile area, and/or to “The Park” next door. The Park is an outdoor mall with bars and restaurants.
(Related: New York – New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino parking fee)
Valet Parking at T-Mobile Arena
Actually, there is none.
Instead, people want to valet park their car before a concert or show will have to use the valet parking service at either Monte Carlo, or the New York – New York Hotel & Casino.
Valet parking rates for these two casinos are usually $15 for up to 4 hours, and $20 for over 4 hours, however on nights when there are T-Mobile events, these are subject to change.
While the event-night valet prices are not listed anywhere, I’ve heard from people the valet charge was $30 (not including tip).
(Entrance to the Monte Carlo Parking Garage)
New T-Mobile Parking Garage
At a cost of $54 million, MGM Resorts is building a brand new parking garage right behind the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, just south of T-Mobile Arena, on the other side of Tropicana Avenue.
The parking garage will hold up to 3,000 vehicles, and is expected to open this year. (I will update this article accordingly). People going to T-Mobile Arena who park at this garage will still have to pay, although rates have not been announced. There are sidewalks leading from this garage, underneath Tropicana Avenue, leading directly to T-Mobile Arena.
(Photo courtesy of Prayitno and via Flickr. Map courtesy of MGM Resorts)