Ski Resort Extends Season

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 …

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March Mania Party At Plaza

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 …

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Las Vegas Raiders Preview Center

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 …

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NFR Practice Arena

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.

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Rodeo Finals Start Today

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.

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Las Vegas Adds WNBA Team

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. 

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Still Time For Basketball

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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NBA Summer League 2017

Professional basketball returns to Las Vegas again as the NBA Summer League heads in to town for another ten days at the Thomas & Mack Center. The event runs from July 7th to the 17th and features the young new talent of the NBA as well as some of the NBA’s current stars. The teams compete in a tournament format and a champion will be crowned at the end, so if you are looking for something a little different this summer you might want to check it out.

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Planet Hollywood

Mike Tyson Appearance Today

Tristar Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia in the Miracle Mile Shops is known for its huge collection of autographed sports and celebrity memorabilia as the name suggests that is available for purchase. The store often has celebrity appearances where the celebrities will sign their autograph for customers for a fee between certain hours scheduled times. One sports figure who often makes appearances at the store is controversial boxing great Mike Tyson. If you want to meet him or have him sign an autograph for money he will be at the store today between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. The next two Fridays …

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Meet Emmitt Smith Today

Tristar Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia in the Miracle Mile Shops located next to Planet Hollywood often has sports celebrities show up for appearances and signing autographs for customers for a fee. Today between 2 and 3pm you have a chance to meet Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith. Later this month 49ers great Joe Montana will also appear on Friday April 21st between 3:30 and 4:30pm. The store is located at suite 236 in the mall and if you need more information call (702) 534-1650.

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Another Sports Book Upgraded

Recently we have seen several Las Vegas sports books get upgrades with new televisions and updated technology such as at the Westgate’s large sports book. The latest sports book to be updated is the one at the off strip Boulder Station were the old hand written signage is being replaced with the more modern video screens. Station Casinos has announced that Green Valley Ranch will also get made over and modernized after Boulder Station with their properties Palace, Sunset and Santa Fe after that. As sports books have to complete with things such as portable sports betting terminals they need …

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Less Choice For Golf

If you are heading to Las Vegas in the near future for a golf trip you have a few less options to play as a couple of courses are closed for the annual reseeding of the course. The courses are the Cascata course which will reopen on September 14th and the popular Rio Secco course which is set to remain closed until September 20th. The new buyers of the Silverstone Golf Course closed that course and, announced they have no interest in running the money losing property as a golf course and it was strictly a land deal. The Silverstone …

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Rugby Sevens Signs Deal

It has been announced that the yearly Las Vegas USA Sevens Rugby Tournament is to remain in Las Vegas for at least four more years with the signing of a new deal. The event held at Sam Boyd Stadium features international teams in a quicker paced format and with less players on the field than standard rugby there is a lot more open field so players move down the field quicker. I used to watch the USA Sevens when it was at its previous home at the Carson Center in Southern California and it was always a fun event to …

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