Borgata Event Center

The Borgata is famous around the world for providing a wide variety of high-class entertainment and attractions. It has brought in vacationers, celebrities, and the social elite ever since it first opened its doors on July 2, 2003, over 16 years ago.  But the idea for the Borgata didn’t come out of anywhere. It began life as a major Atlantic City project nicknamed “The Tunnel Project” and started life around 1999. The goal of the project was to connect the Atlantic City Expressway to a brand new resort, to help with traffic and funnel visitors into Atlantic City’s marina district. The project met early resistance as the proposal would cut right through a residential neighborhood and even led competitor Donald Trump to sue project planner Steve Wynn, calling it a “driveway” to Wynn’s Casino. While it was true that the original plan would connect the Expressway to several planned casinos, it seemed like the intent was genuine as the tunnel was completed even after the casino building projects were all canceled. The tunnel finally opened in 2001.

The Borgata later opened alongside this tunnel in 2003 as a joint venture between MGM Mirage and Boyd Gaming. The facility was impressive from the start, with the main tower measuring in as the third tallest building in Atlantic City. This tower’s main claim to fame was how its reflective gold glass facade made it visible from miles away helping it arguably become the major landmark for Atlantic City.

The Borgata hotel found early success allowing a 2005-2006 $200 million expansion that added casino and retail facilities. This expansion included the installation of the largest poker room in Atlantic City, and the opening of a second hotel, The Water Club. The facility saw a period of leadership change between 2010 to 2016, as MGM and Boyd exchanged ownership of shares with the support of rulings and rulings reversals set by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. But this period of unrest didn’t stop The Borgata from helping its mission of providing for the entertainment needs of the community.

At some point during all this, The Borgata Events Center opened, becoming the de facto main music venue for the Borgata. The venue had an impressive capacity of 2,400 under most circumstances, but the clever design was adaptable. It could be converted into the famous Borgata Ballroom for special events, formal dinners, business presentations, and other similar events with a capacity of 3,200 theatre-style seats and 1,700 banquet seats.

Today, this adaptable and attractive venue sees use by a variety of events, concerts, one-time performances, speeches, and more. Some of the world’s best come to the Borgata Events Center stage, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows that Borgata means entertainment.

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Borgata Event Center Parking:
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Borgata Event Center Seating Chart:
View the Borgata Event Center seating chart and read information on the various seating options.