Etess Arena

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Mark G. Etess Arena
Address 1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401-7415
Coordinates39°21′31.15″N 74°25′11.2″W / 39.3586528°N 74.419778°W / 39.3586528; -74.419778
Opened April 28, 1990
OwnerTrump Entertainment Resorts
Capacity 5,000 (concert)
4,500 (boxing)
WebsiteEtess Arena
 
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Mark G. Etess Arena
Address 1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401-7415
Coordinates39°21′31.15″N 74°25′11.2″W / 39.3586528°N 74.419778°W / 39.3586528; -74.419778
Opened April 28, 1990
OwnerTrump Entertainment Resorts
Capacity 5,000 (concert)
4,500 (boxing)
WebsiteEtess Arena

The Mark G. Etess Arena is multi-purpose arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. Opening in April 1990,[1] as a part of the Trump Taj Mahal. The arena seats nearly 6,000 for music and sporting events.[2] The arena was named after Mark Grossinger Etess, a former president and COO of Trump Plaza. Etess died in a helicopter crash in October 1989.[3]

Despite the Indian theme of the Trump Taj Mahal, the Etess Arena is contemporary, based upon the club scene in England.[4]

The venue's first concert performance was by Elton John on May 18, 1990. Donald Trump was originally in negations to have Madonna open the venue during her famed Blond Ambition World Tour but plans fell through.[5] The singer's first concert in Atlantic City came 16 years later with her Confessions Tour, which was held in the Boardwalk Hall arena.

Concerts

The arena has hosted concerts by:

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