35 of the best riders have been getting bucked and bruised all summer to earn the right to ride at this event in November. Tickets, at time of writing, range from $180 for the five-day event, all the way up to $5,000 but you can attend for one day to check it off the list for only $36.
It’s not the most storied college football bowl game but it has been a nice tradition in keep the sport of football alive in the state since 1992 and paved the way for the NFL’s move there; well, maybe it didn’t pave the way, but bowl games are fun so just enjoy it!
More than just bull riding, this ten-day event includes wrangling, roping, wrestling and other things that could be misconstrued as bedroom fun. The event has been going strong for over thirty years.
The South Point 400 is an entire weekend celebrating racing with the South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in September each year. Staying faithful to the energy of this town, they also feature a “one-of-a-kind Neon Garage featuring live music and entertainment all weekend long.”
Loud noises and over-sized vehicles, this must be Vegas. Every March Monster Jam rolls into town with an attitude and a group of daring drivers all lusting for the prize of winning the World Finals.
Remember when the UFC made major pop-culture reference in that Friends episode? That year (1997) there were just five UFC events. By comparison, these days there are nearly ten-times as many events every year and they span across the world. Nonetheless, there’s still a special place in UFC’s heart for Las Vegas so it’s a must-do in this town.
Rugby, sadly, doesn’t have a huge hold on the American sports market but the physicality is reminiscent of American Football, without the tediousness of play stoppage every ten seconds. These Sevens tourneys travel the globe from Hong Kong to Dubai to Paris, and this is your one chance to see them in the States.
This one is slightly cheating, as March Madness doesn’t happen in person here in Vegas. However, with the liberal reduction of sporting laws in Nevada in recent years it’s safe to assume that the College Basketball Championships will inevitably take place in Las Vegas someday. But until then, it’s still the best place in the world outside of one of the arenas to take in the sports phenomenon.
The Raiders have a fickle past, since their inception as the eighth AFL franchise back in 1960 they have switched cities a few times. Birthed in Oakland they remained there for 21 years. After that they moved to L.A. for twelve years and are now back in Oakland, for the moment. Beginning in either 2019 or 2020 they will be moving to Vegas and it will finally be the first NFL game ever played in the state of Nevada.
It’s official, Nevada has its first major professional sports team! And what a team they are, as they took the state to its first Stanley Cup series within its first season; amazing. Share in the hype and escape the heat to cheer on NHL’s most exciting team.