Meetings and Conventions at Mohegan Sun

As event professionals and destinations adjust,  adapt and evolve in these uncharted waters,  it is imperative that substantial resources be put in place for all of the people responsible for planning and executing tradeshows and expositions.   At Mohegan Sun we have built an industry-leading COVID-19 Resource Center,  with a combination of pictures from recent successful events held since our reopening on June 1st, 2020 along with several easy to share,  downloadable documents such as our Operational Framework:

Microsoft Word - Mohegan Sun’s COVID-19 Safety Framework for Meetings & Events as of March 15, 2021

We’ve Got the Safety Resources You Need

The backbone of any Tradeshow or meeting-specific safety protocol starts with the overall safety plan.Convention centers,  resorts and hotels are incredibly expansive;  so,  the logistics of closing and reopening effectively are a major undertaking with a myriad of considerations.  And that’s where Mohegan Sun’s Tribal Resources come in.  Located on the Mohegan Reservation,  we have access to the resources of the Tribal Government, which includes an established health department.  Here,   we are able to utilize the knowledge and guidance of our health department,  which has worked in conjunction with state & federal health organizations throughout these unprecedented times, in establishing our safety guidelines and protocols.



Flexibility is the Key

At Mohegan Sun,  our 10,000-seat Arena regularly hosts global acts from Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z to Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews Band,  not to mention various professional and college sporting events.  This high-profile venue had been closed to the public, with full capacity concerts returning in late July, 2021; however, the facility did not sit empty. In July, 2020 it  began operating as a 'bubble' residency for both Bellator MMA and SHOWTIME Boxing for each promoter's string of nationally televised fights.  The original timeframe of the residency was from mid-July through late September, 2020.

The ViacomCBS team has been so pleased with our facility's safety protocols that they have extended the residency into August, 2021.   The successful execution of these residencies has allowed us to attract incredible opportunities in both entertainment and meetings & conventions capacities and it has also allowed us to boost our public relations and marketing messaging by informing our audience of our impressive capabilities.  The key is to be flexible and to adapt when forces largely out of our control are presented.


We’re Here For You

As your partner in meetings and events we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our team members and guests.  As we work to accommodate these new needs with global travel restrictions and extra attention to prevention, we too understand that the show must go on, with some changes to our typical procedures.  We are here to assist you, to keep your meeting & event objectives, and ensure the success of your shows.  Our world during this time is constantly evolving. As it evolves, we will adjust our framework as we move forward.  We are in this together, navigating the future of tradeshows, meetings and events.

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