Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion and media organization, is continuing to boost its global presence for 2015 after staging a record 22 live fight events outside the United States in 2014.
Only four months ago, construction workers were boring holes 70 feet deep and preparing to pour concrete for a foundation. But on Thursday morning, the ovular skeleton of the $375 million, 20,000-seat arena was taking shape, with the steel work even showing the first signs of the suite level.
The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-3 to approve a stadium subsidy deal with a development partner seeking to bring a Major League Soccer team to play at the $200 million stadium.
Sometimes late at night Bobby Florence will stop by the main gaming floor at the Gold Coast where people are wagering money on a new baccarat game called Rabbit’s Play. He’ll get a little twinkle in his eye, as he did when he scored 35 points in one half against Saint Mary’s 40 years ago.
The loud crowds and big-name cowboys were over at the National Finals Rodeo. But the business of rodeos and horses was being conducted in places such as the South Point arena, where rodeo stock contractors scouted for that next great bucking horse.
The ownership group looking to launch a NHL team in Las Vegas has created a website called LasVegas-Hockey.com for fans interested in registering their names, emails and addresses.
Las Vegas city officials have released the latest terms in their proposed stadium subsidy deal with Findlay Sports & Entertainment and The Cordish Cos. for a $200 millon Major League Soccer stadium in downtown Symphony Park.
Billionaire title insurance businessman Bill Foley, who is part of an ownership group seeking a National Hockey League franchise in Las Vegas, said Tuesday he hopes to launch a ticket drive in February as the first step toward showing the NHL that Las Vegas is a viable market.
Las Vegas’ bid for a Major League Soccer team drew the attention of the league’s Board of Governors Saturday when the board received a report on expansion proposals by groups in Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Sacramento.
Nearly 30 years ago, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association board was split 5-5 over whether the National Finals Rodeo should stay in Oklahoma City or move to a new home in Las Vegas. Then-PRCA President Shawn Davis voted Las Vegas — and has never looked back.