Las Vegas Is A Sports Fan’s Dream

Ultimate Sports Weekend Combines Racing, Rugby, Hockey, MMA

LAS VEGAS (February 8, 2018) – Not content being just the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is conquering the world of sports like no other city could dream of doing. The Ultimate Vegas Sports Weekend will show the sports world that Las Vegas is second to none when it comes to hosting events and attracting fans.

From March 2 – 4, the destination will be home to four premier sporting events with NASCAR, USA Sevens Rugby, the Vegas Golden Knights and UFC®. The four disciplines will offer fans a variety of sports action daily and an unparalleled Las Vegas experience every night. For more information on the Ultimate Sports Weekend and tickets to all events, visit www.visitlasvegas.com/sports.

“When it comes to hosting events, Las Vegas has no equal. For sports fans, the Ultimate Sports Weekend will be an experience they couldn’t have anywhere else and one they will never forget,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

To kick off this unprecedented weekend of action, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is partnering with NASCAR, USA Sevens, the Vegas Golden Knights, UFC® and MGM Resorts International to host a pep rally Wednesday, February 28, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., on Toshiba Plaza, located in front of T-Mobile Arena. Stars from all four sports will join community leaders, mascots and more to celebrate one of Las Vegas’ biggest sports weekends. The pep rally will feature interactive games, events and prize drawings, including tickets to the events.

Following the pep rally, the action begins on Friday, March 2 with a NASCAR triple-header weekend and the USA Sevens Rugby tournament. The weekend schedule is jam-packed with the following major events:

Friday, March 2:
3:00 p.m. – USA Sevens Rugby matches – Sam Boyd Stadium
6:00 p.m. – Stratosphere 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators vs. Vegas Golden Knights – T-Mobile Arena

Saturday, March 3:
11:30 a.m. – USA Sevens Rugby matches – Sam Boyd Stadium
1:05 p.m. – Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
5:00 p.m. – UFC 222 – T-Mobile Arena

Sunday, March 4:
11:30 a.m. – USA Sevens Rugby matches – Sam Boyd Stadium
12:30 p.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
5:00 p.m. – USA Sevens Rugby Finals – Sam Boyd Stadium

Las Vegas continues to expand its sports footprint, adding major sporting events and professional franchises to its portfolio. Known historically as the world’s boxing capital, Las Vegas is home to the National Finals Rodeo, the NBA Summer League, four NCAA conference basketball tournaments, a PGA tour stop, a second NASCAR triple-header weekend, the minor league baseball Las Vegas 51s, the Professional Bull Riders and more.

Over the next two years, in addition to the recent debut of the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas will also welcome the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, the Las Vegas Lights FC in the United Soccer League and the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL.
 
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.

 

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Jeremy Handel
Senior Director of Communications
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
3150 Paradise Road | Las Vegas, NV 89109

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