Las Vegas Bowl Announced

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.

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 attend. As part of the renewal in Las Vegas, the Sam Boyd Stadium field has to be widen to meet the official rugby specifications which will require the removal of 800 seats before the next tournament which is March 4th to 6th of 2016.