Thomas & Mack Center - Las Vegas, NV
Located on the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, the Thomas & Mack Center opened in 1983. It is named for two prominent Nevada bankers who donated the first funds for the near $30-million dollar facility. The first event in the Thomas & Mack Center was held on Nov. 23, 1983, as the UNLV Men's basketball team hosted an exhibition game. The official grand opening, featuring such prominent entertainers as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Diana Ross, was held one month later.
Since then, it has served primarily as the home of UNLV athletics, and has also hosted the NBA's Utah Jazz, several NCAA Basketball conference tournaments, arena football, and hundreds of major concerts. In 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar set the all-time NBA scoring record at the Thomas & Mack Center, and the venue will also play host to the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, the first time that event will be held in a city that doesn't host a current NBA franchise. The Thomas & Mack Center has also hosted several memorable boxing events, the World Music Awards, and visits by 2004 Presidential Candidates John Kerry and George W. Bush.
In addition to No Way Out 2001, The Thomas & Mack Center also hosted 2005's Vengeance pay-per-view, where Batista defeated Triple H in a Hell in a Cell Match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. In November 2002, the facility hosted Monday Night RAW. That night, Eric Bischoff unveiled RAW Roulette, highlighted by Kane & Hurricane defeating three other teams in a TLC Match to retain the World Tag Team Championship.