MGM Resorts partners with KultureCity to debut sensory pods at T-Mobile Arena

December 13, 2023
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The latest collaboration builds on an existing four-year partnership.

MGM Resorts International has expanded its partnership with KultureCity to open two sensory pods in its T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Donated by the John C. Kish Foundation, the pods will be equipped with bubble walls, bean bags, activity panels and visual light panels.

The rooms were designed by medical professionals with the goal of offering a quieter and secure space for those who need a break from the action.

MGM Resorts VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Tony Gladney outlined the company’s continued focus on creating a resort culture that embraces everyone.

He 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."

But this is nothing new for MGM Resorts. The company began its partnership with KultureCity four years ago. Since 2019, both have worked together to supply sensory bags throughout MGM’s entertainment venues, including T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and Dolby Live at Park MGM.

Guests can find noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads inside the bags.

KultureCity Executive Director Uma Srivastava briefly discussed the group’s ongoing collaboration with MGM Resorts by saying, "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 honored to expand this partnership in order to provide a truly inclusive experience for all fans and guests."

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