Study after study has concluded that stadiums aren’t effective economic development drivers. But a leading urban growth researcher says Orlando and Las Vegas are exceptions because of the strength of their regions’ tourism economies.
Station Casinos has caught playoff hockey fever and will offer free bets on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup. Payouts could amount to up to $1 million if the team wins it all.
The Knights’ success and current Stanley Cup Playoff run has resulted in a marketing marriage with Las Vegas that has been far more successful than just about anyone could have imagined.
When the Golden Knights unveiled the team’s uniform last year, it got mixed reviews But the Las Vegas team proved phenomenal on the ice, posting one of the best records in the NHL — and its merchandise sales have led the pack.
The Golden Knights’ debut as the NHL’s most successful first-year expansion team has helped the T-Mobile Arena sell itself as an entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip, an arena executive said Tuesday.
The Golden Knights have been on fire this season, racking up wins, filling T-Mobile Arena and slinging merchandise.