Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel, California, celebrated on November 17 the grand opening of its newest sports venue, The 909 Food Hall. The amenity features 78 seats for bar-top gaming, “more than any other sports hub in the world.”
The food hall pays homage to the region by naming it after the well-known area code of the Inland Empire, notes the casino. The latest venue is described as a place for “food, beer, and fandom.” The 909 will be opened 24/7 and food service is offered Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Yaamava’ partnered with LUCI System to develop a 20k LED archway, a 50’ wide by 12’ tall gameday screen, and the capability to showcase content on over 150 screens, in order to “provide fans with a 360-degree viewing experience unlike any other in California,” the casino noted.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ tribal citizens, Yaamava team members, and sports partners including the Santa Anita Park Bugler; Luc Robitaille from the LA Kings; and Austin Barnes, catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, celebrated the grand opening with the first looks, tastings, entertainment and more.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena is excited about the new space that welcomes sports fans and foodies alike.
“We are proud to continue to expand our resort and casino to provide a fun and safe entertainment space for a variety of entertainment needs. Our guests can attend a concert, visit the spa and now cheer on their favorite team in a state-of-the-art venue right here in their hometown,” she said.
Peter Arceo, Yaamava Resort & Casino’s General Manager
Peter Arceo, Yaamava Resort & Casino’s General Manager, credits the Tribe for its vision and the Yaamava team for bringing that vision to life.
“Game-changing experiences like The 909 are only made possible by the vision of the Tribe and the dedication of our team members,” he said. “The 909 will be the premier place to watch sports in California by providing a world-class 360-degree sports viewing experience combined with best-in-class food and service.”
“We are grateful to the Tribe for allowing us to bring this new best-in-class experience to life. Our team has worked tirelessly to create the most fun and exciting space for sports fans and we know The 909 will not disappoint,” Arceo further added.
The 909 will feature a full bar with 32 rotating beers on tap allowing guests to enjoy selections from local SoCal breweries, such as Hanger24, Brewery X, Buzz Rock, and Pizza Port. It will also feature limited, rare vintages and seasonal selections from places like Lost Abbey, The Bruery, Bottle Logic, and many others.
Additionally, the 909 boasts four food venues: two fan favorites and two brand-new concepts. Just Barbeque (JBQ) and Thai Chi 2, located on the first floor in Tutu’s Food Court. The new facility also features a Pizza Mayhem and Get It Grill.