MGM Springfield celebrates its one year anniversary with special guest


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – MGM Springfield became the first resort-style casino in Massachusetts when it opened last year and on Saturday, MGM Springfield celebrated its successes with a day of events!

The anniversary celebrations kicked off at 2:00 Saturday afternoon.

Thousands of people went to listen to live music, enjoy food from inside the casino and food trucks, and celebrate the casino’s birthday.

Since opening last August, more than six million people have come through MGM Springfield’s doors.

One of those people included former Red Sox pitcher Keith Foulke. He threw the last pitch in the 2004 world series for Boston. Foulke was MGM’s special guest for the event.

“They work together to build up the town and build up the people. I’ve talked a lot with the mayor and you really see what good things MGM and the casino are doing for the community,” said Foulke.

MGM Springfield said since their opening one year ago that local employment has helped people in the community.

A car was given away to an MGM employee with perfect attendance at Saturday’s event.

And to top off the night, the final event of the anniversary celebrations is a concert by Aerosmith. They will take the stage at the MassMutual Center at 8:00 P.M. Saturday night.

“Entertainment is our strength. So we have a day of local bands who are playing for the crowds in our outdoor plaza and we have Aerosmith tonight to cap off our incredible anniversary parties,” MGM Springfield President, Michael Mathis told 22News.

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