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MGM Resorts collaborates with KultureCity to enhance inclusivity at T-Mobile Arena

MGM Resorts International has strengthened its partnership with nonprofit organisation KultureCity by introducing two sensory pods at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The initiative is designed to foster a more inclusive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities.

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Developed in collaboration with medical professionals, the sensory pods offer a dedicated space equipped with bean bags, visual light panels and bubble walls. These features aim to provide a quieter and more secure environment for individuals who may benefit from a sensory-friendly setting. 

The Las Vegas-based John C. Kish Foundation donated the pods as part of its commitment to supporting health, education, performing arts and animal welfare in Southern Nevada.

Tony Gladney, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at MGM Resorts, commented: "The principles and practices of inclusion are embedded into all aspects of our culture at MGM Resorts. A large part of this commitment is ensuring that all guests can enjoy an unparalleled entertainment experience, including those on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities."

MGM Resorts' collaboration with KultureCity first began in 2019 with the introduction of sensory bags at various entertainment venues including T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena and Dolby Live at Park MGM. These bags include noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads.

Uma Srivastava, Executive Director of KultureCity, stated: “Our communities are what shape our lives and it's amazing to know that T-Mobile Arena is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everyone is included, no matter their ability. We're honoured to expand this partnership in order to provide a truly inclusive experience for all fans and guests."

The newly introduced sensory pods, located on the main and upper-level concourses, will be accessible during all events at T-Mobile Arena, and aim to make the space welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

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