John Locher/AP Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) reaches for the puck in front of Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Las Vegas. By Justin Emerson (contact) Friday, March 15, 2019 | 2 a.m. DALLAS — The temperature here routinely hits triple digits in the summer. Snow gets the locals in a frenzy, and hockey traditionalists turned up their noses at the thought of their sport thriving here. Might sound familiar to Vegas Golden Knights fans. But Texas has had a largely successful foray into the NHL since 1993, when the former Minnesota North Stars arrived and became just the Stars. The Golden Knights face the Stars tonight in Dallas. The Stars made the playoffs in 12 of their first 14 seasons in Dallas, won back-to-back Western Conference titles to close the 20th century and hoisted the Stanley Cup in 1999. Vegas is unique among its Southwestern brethren in that hockey was the first major … [Read more...] about Like summer temperatures, hockey soars in Las Vegas, Dallas
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Las Vegas Weekly Staff Thu, Jan 17, 2019 (2 a.m.) WE’LL BE THE CAPITAL OF MAJOR EVENTS 21 Las Vegas Weekly Covers Las Vegas will expand its grand reputation as the city of entertainment to become the capital of major events, but you won’t have to wait 21 years for that to happen. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority’s tourism construction bulletin notes there’s 3.1 million square feet of convention and meeting space currently scheduled to come online, most of it by 2022, and more than 15,000 new hotel rooms planned for that period. That includes projects like the Las Vegas Convention Center District expansion, Resorts World, the Drew and expansion and renovation at properties all over the Valley. The city’s corporate and entertainment event capacity also will be redefined by the Las Vegas Stadium and the MSG Sphere, opening in 2020-2021, and these are just the developments we know about. Anything and everything that’s big will happen … [Read more...] about Predicting the future: Looking ahead at what might be coming in Las Vegas’ next 21 years
By Associated Press Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 | 8:08 a.m. The Alliance of American Football will stage its championship game in Las Vegas. The new eight-team league, which begins play on Feb. 9 — the weekend after the Super Bowl — will conclude with a Saturday night title match on April 27 on CBS. That game will be held at Sam Boyd Stadium, home to the Las Vegas Bowl and the UNLV football team. Under a two-year deal, the 2020 championship will also be decided at that venue. "Las Vegas has a proven track record of success hosting large-scale sporting events, making it an ideal destination for our championship games," said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the Alliance. The Alliance, which will have a 10-game season, does not have a franchise in Las Vegas. It's teams are in Orlando, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Phoenix, San Antonio, Memphis, Birmingham and Atlanta. … [Read more...] about Alliance of American Football to hold title game in Las Vegas
The NBA's popularity has never been higher and the league has been looking at other cities to expand. Two cities in many fans' minds stand out as ideal candidates for the next NBA franchise: Las Vegas and Seattle. Vegas has a great stadium in the T-Mobile Arena and locals are starving for more professional teams. Seattle lost an NBA team in heartbreaking fashion, but have a basketball-hungry fan base that would welcome the league back. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES Las Vegas already hosts the NBA Summer League every year that brings in thousands of fans and hosted an NBA All-Star Game. The league and the city obviously have a great relationship and it would be a mistake for the NBA to ignore one of the most iconic cities in the United States. Vegas has proved it's a passionate fan base by rabidly supporting the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights and bringing in the NFL's Raiders to the city. They earned the privilege of having an NBA team. Kevin Durant, James Harden and Paul George … [Read more...] about Who deserves an NBA franchise more: Las Vegas or Seattle?
Golden State Warriors guard Kevin Durant (52) asks to confirm the score while being guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (39) during Team USA basketball's minicamp on Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Mendenhall Center, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoGolden State Warriors guard Kevin Durant (52) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (39) during Team USA basketball's minicamp on Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Mendenhall Center, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoBoston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (37) and Houston Rockets guard James Harden (47) joke around during Team USA basketball's minicamp on Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Mendenhall Center, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoGolden State Warriors guard Kevin Durant (52) and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (37) watch practice during Team USA basketball's minicamp on Friday, July 27, 2018, at the … [Read more...] about Team USA players would love to see NBA franchise in Las Vegas