MATCHROOM SPORT is excited to announce that Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, one of the premium resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, will host the 24th annual Mosconi Cup taking place from December 4 – 7, 2017. Making its ninth appearance in Las Vegas, the Mosconi Cup is pool’s biggest brand as two five-man teams representing the USA and Europe go head-to-head in a series of singles and doubles matches.
Televised throughout the four days of competition, the event is aired live in an incredible 144 countries around the world, including Sky Sports in the UK and Eleven Sports Network in the USA.
Mandalay Bay is one of the Las Vegas Strip’s most striking properties. Set on 120 lush acres near the south end of The Strip, the resort boasts more than 3,300 rooms and over 40 restaurants, bars and lounges. Mandalay Bay will play the perfect host the biggest event in cue sports.
With total domination by Team Europe in recent times – America last held the Cup aloft in 2009 – the American squad will be counting on some big home support in an arena set up to take the biggest crowd in United States Mosconi Cup history.
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn commented, “I’ve stayed at Mandalay Bay many times over the years and I’m very excited to be bringing the Mosconi Cup there in December. Crowds have grown year-on-year both in Europe and Las Vegas and we will be looking to smash attendance records this year. It’s always very exciting to be taking the Mosconi Cup to a new venue and we will be working very hard with the Mandalay Bay team over the coming months to make this one to remember.”
Chris Baldizan, Sr. Vice President of Entertainment Booking and Development for MGM Resorts International, said, “MGM Resorts and Matchroom Sport have had an incredible relationship over the years and we look forward to hosting this premier billiards event at Mandalay Bay in December. The Mosconi Cup has been held on The Strip in the past so when we heard they wanted to return to Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay seemed like a natural fit to host this year’s event. There will be a lot of excitement among the competitors as well as the guests who travel from all over the world for this international championship event.”
Information on how to purchase tickets to pool’s number one event will be made available shortly.
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