The NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone returns to Las Vegas again on Wednesday June 19th with this time at the Mandalay Bay Events Center instead of last years location at the Hard Rock. This is the 10th Annual NHL Awards show which celebrates the top talent of the 2018-19 season.
If you are interesting in attending the show starts on June 19th at 4:30 pm with the doors opening at 3:30pm and at the time of writing this there is still a few tickets left. The tickets are $30 for seats together or $20 for split seats plus the usual taxes and fees. These are the cheap seats and will be a distance from the stage but an option if you are a fan or want a break from the casino floor.
Memorial Day for many is the start of Summer but some are already looking forward to the fall, when college football returns; So if you are one of them we do have at least one piece of news the date of the Mitsubishi Las Vegas Bowl 2019 which will take place Saturday September 21st 4:30 pm at the Sam Boyd Stadium.
This is the last year that the Las Vegas Bowl is to be held at the Sam Boyd Stadium as its moving next year to the new Las Vegas Stadium. The teams playing will be from the top teams in the Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences with the game being televised by ABC.
If you want to attend tickets go on sale July 6th with prices ranging from $35 to $250 plus the usual fees and can be purchased at unlvtickets.com.
Most visitors to Las Vegas most likely don’t realize you can actually snow ski about an hour or so from Downtown Las Vegas on Mount Charleston. Mount Charlestown is beautiful to visit anytime of the year but if you want to get in some skiing there still time as the Lee Canyon ski resort on Mount Charleston has announced that they are staying open until April 14th instead of closing yesterday as planned. The resort has had the biggest snowfall in about a decade with more than double the yearly snowfall at 18 feet instead of the normal yearly average of 8.1 feet. Before you drive up to Mount Charleston check with the Lee Canyon ski resort for current conditions as well as cost and operating hours.
College basketball fans are flooding Las Vegas to watch the tournament action with resort hotels all over town hosting viewing parties to host the throngs of visiting fans. One such party is at the Plaza in downtown which is having its annual March Mania viewing party that started yesterday and runs through Sunday March 24th at the Plaza Events Center. Admission to the Plaza’s March Mania Viewing Party is $15 per day plus the usual taxes and fees with the admission including a commemorative shirt as well as one complimentary drink and food item per day.
The nearly 5,000 square foot event center is set up for event with 18 large high definition screens, two projectors as well as a state of art sound system to help you catch all the action and drama of the tournament. The viewing party has stadium style seats with various group options so groups large and small can sit together while watching the basketball. Inside the event center is also a satellite betting station from William Hill so you can place bets without leaving the area. If you plan to attend the doors of the event center open at 7:30 am and tickets can be purchased from the casino box office or by calling (702) 386-2507.
Of course their will be drink specials this weekend with the Plaza’s casino bars offering Grey Goose Melon Mules for $5, Sin Fire Cinnamon Green Apple Shots for $3 as well as beer specials Coors Light Draft $5 a pint or a bucket of domestic beers for $20 or a bucket of select import beers for $25.
The Las Vegas Raiders have opened a preview center at the Town Square Mall to give fans a look at the coming stadium which broke ground in November at a 62 acres site on Russell Road west of Interstate 15 with a 2020 planned opening date. Fans who visit the preview center will see things such as a large photo and quote from legendary Raiders owner Al Davis on one of the pillars. If you are one of the fans that paid the $100 deposit for a personal sear license you can also book appointments to find out more information on purchasing seats or suites. I’m not a Raider fan and living in Southern California i don’t think they brought much to the City Of Angels but with a fresh start in Sin City Las Vegas i think their pirate team attitude will work well in a city that tries to be the escape from the normal.
The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas is hosting a practice arena and stalls for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo which are going on at the present time over at the Thomas & Mack Center for $10 million in prize money. Everyday between now and December 16th from 9 am to 4 pm they have team roping practice with grade A and B steers. The Plaza is also having live NFR viewing parties as well as food and drink specials especially for the rodeo as well as offering a free shuttle service.
You might notice a lot of cowboy hats around Las Vegas today as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo returns to the Thomas & Mack and runs through December 16th. The event features the top 15 contestants in rodeo events such bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping. The rodeo finals should have an attendance of approximately 170,000 over its ten day run. Because of the huge crowds in town for the rodeo finals the entertainment often is changed during the duration so expect a lot of big name country stars performing around town.
The popular Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool overlooking the Strip has returned for the holiday season and is open daily. The Ice Rink is free to enter but $20 if you wish to skate, the hours are Monday to Friday from 3 pm to midnight and on the weekends from noon until midnight.
The Las Vegas Knights NHL expansion team recently had its first home game in the city, now comes news that Las Vegas will have a second professional sports team with the WNBA San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas; The Women’s professional basketball team has been purchased by MGM Resorts International which hasn’t announced yet where they will play although the new T Mobile Arena owned by MGM seems the most likely.
If you haven’t yet checked out the NBA Summer League games at the Cox Pavilion at the Thomas & Mack Center you still have time as the games run through July 17th. The Summer League showcases many of the young talent of the NBA such as Lonzo Ball of the Lakers with all day tickets for the games starting at $30 plus the usual taxes and fees.
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