A new 15,000-seat arena touted as a central feature of Mohegan’s Korean integrated resort development in Incheon will transform the local performance industry and address a lack of high-quality venues in the region, the company said Thursday.
The Arena at Mohegan INSPIRE Entertainment Resort is on track to open in the fourth quarter of 2023 with Mohegan describing it as a game changer for the performance arts and cultural sector because it will support a variety of live events, from K-pop concerts to festivals, touring family shows and major sports tournaments.
It will also offer “optimal acoustics, high-grade comfortable seating and private VIP suites,” Mohegan explained.
“Given the strong demand for K-pop and other live performances, Korea’s performing art industry has long been facing a shortage of high-quality venues that can support shows of top-tier artists from home and abroad, and various cultural events,” said Mohegan CEO and President, Ray Pineault.
“This perhaps explains the expectations building around the Mohegan INSPIRE Arena far ahead of its construction completion. This new venue is poised to emerge as Korea’s first multi-purpose arena that can showcase various types of events, encompassing global artist performances, world-class sports league tournaments such as eSports, MMA, TV award shows, and media IP-based exhibitions.”
According to information provided Thursday, Mohegan INSPIRE Arena will be equipped with a cutting-edge, full-stage monitor and video wall lighting to offer an optimal view from any seat, along with a HD×4K live broadcasting system to provide an enhanced immersive experience.
Exclusive skybox suites on the third and fourth floor of the venue will offer panoramic views of the stage, plus premium quality food and beverage and private entryway into the arena.
Touted as the first specialized performance hall in Korea, Mohegan aims to attract more than 4 million guests to the venue each year.
When complete, Mohegan Inspire Entertainment Resort will also feature a foreigner-only casino, three 5-star hotels, a large convention center, an indoor water park and an outdoor family park.