The groundbreaking for Jackie Robinson’s $1.4 billion arena and hotel project on the Strip on Wednesday fueled talk that the National Basketball Association will have a team in Las Vegas one day.
It’s not a mini-blimp, and don’t call it a drone either. Micah Warren has poured $600,000 into his company, Carangi Airships Inc., to produce “airships,” including one debuting this week at the Thomas & Mack Center during Vegas Summer League.
Engaging players is just one way that global sports apparel and sneaker manufacturer adidas activates its official NBA apparel and outfitter sponsorship deal during the Vegas Summer league.
You see them all around the Vegas Summer League — earnest-looking, college-age young adults in black shorts and white shirts posting signs at Thomas and Mack Center. They’re the 50 interns performing the tasks to keep the 11-day summer league humming at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack and Cox Pavilion.
With the NBA Summer League rolling into Las Vegas with story lines galore this week, organizers of the annual 11-day event are unveiling new business and fan amenities at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.
The NBA’s lifetime banishment on Tuesday of Donald Sterling as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was not enough for Mandalay Bay to maintain its business relationship with the team.
Up and down the Strip Thursday, college hoops fans from every corner of the U.S. were checking in to hotels, placing bets at bustling sports books and mixing testosterone with Bud Light and small hills of nachos. It’s big business for Las Vegas’ resort industry.
A Spalding sports equipment technician armed with lasers showed up recently at the Thomas & Mack Center — and he was on a mission. He was there to make sure the basketball rim and backboard support equipment were properly aligned and connected into a special Mountain West court floor. But he was also there to change Thomas & Mack’s look and convert the venue into a neutral site.
Most businesses would be too timid to mention the word “madness” in any March ad campaign. But not longtime car salesman Jim Marsh. In fact, the 80-year-old Kia dealership owner practically pokes the NCAA bear by rolling out an annual “Marsh Madness” ad campaign every spring.