Every sports fan knows the importance of having a strong game plan.
A trip to experience sports in Las Vegas is no different. Our sports guide to Las Vegas can help make sure every visitor has the ultimate experience in The Greatest Arena on Earth™.
Peek into our playbook:
First, you need to head for homebase. Las Vegas has an unrivaled lineup of hotels and resorts to choose from, so it’s easy to find the perfect room and location for you and your group.
If your main event is near Allegiant® Stadium, several nearby resorts provide ideal accommodations, including Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and Tropicana Las Vegas.
T-Mobile® Arena is centrally located on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip and is easily accessible from these nearby locations: Park MGM Las Vegas and Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas are ideal locations for any event at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Within close proximity to Las Vegas Ballpark are both Red Rock Casino Resort Spa and Suncoast Hotel and Casino, and if you are revved up for an event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, make a pit stop in Downtown Las Vegas and secure a room at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino.
The best live sports are always in season in The Greatest Arena on Earth. Some of the biggest sporting events in 2023 are in Las Vegas.
In the springtime, the 2022 WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces hold court and continue their quest for another title throughout the summer. Plus, L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France brings the heat as seasoned to amateur cyclists take over the city.
Also in the spring, the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators take the field and play into September. The National Lacrosse League’s Las Vegas Desert Dogs, the XFL’s Vegas Vipers and the USL’s Las Vegas Lights FC soccer club also take center stage in the spring and play through the fall.
Basketball’s future stars are always on display in the NBA Summer League. Las Vegas is also the home of UFC International Fight Week each July. It’s also the site of several international soccer matches, such as Concacaf Nations League Finals June 15-18 and England's Manchester United and Germany's Borussia Dortmund taking the field on Sunday, July 30th.
Pro football’s season kicks off in the fall as the Las Vegas Raiders take the gridiron and play into the winter months. Las Vegas also hosts the Pac-12 championship game and other college football games as well.
Also in the fall, the world’s top cowboys compete in the Professional Bull Riding Series Championship and the National Finals Rodeo.
This November, Formula 1 racing returns to Las Vegas for the first time in more than 40 years with the Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix, and the world’s best stock car drivers race for glory in the NASCAR South Point 400.
On Feb. 11, 2024, the Big Game comes to Las Vegas for the first time, along with the reimagined NFL Pro Bowl Games.
Live sports excitement in Las Vegas is truly year-round!
In Las Vegas, the end of the game is just the beginning. Here, celebrations always go into overtime. Some suggestions of where to hold your Vegas sports postgame festivities:
Beer Park: Play classic arcade or life-sized games and enjoying a few drinks with friends overlooking the fabulous Fountains of Bellagio. And did we mention more than 100 beers on tap? It’s a great spot to watch games, too, while enjoying burgers, sandwiches and meats cooked in an outdoor smoker.
Chickie’s & Pete’s at SAHARA Las Vegas: Welcome to a unique sports bar experience featuring 50 giant TVs and state-of-the-art sound systems to watch sporting events in style. The famous Crabfries® are part of an elevated bar cuisine. Chickie’s & Pete’s is a sports fan’s paradise on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.
Stadium Swim at Circa Resort & Casino: Relax in one of six pools on three different levels, all with a perfect view of the 40-foot-tall, high-definition screen to watch your favorite team in action. Features Instagram-ready selfie walls, swim up bars, cabanas, day beds and more.
Blondie’s Sports Bar & Grill at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino: Fuel up after any game at Blondie’s Sports Bar & Grill, which offers a full bar menu including entrees, wraps, pizzas, sandwiches, and more. Catch more exciting sports action on more than 60 TVs and grab a drink in the main bar or patio area.
The Still at The Mirage Hotel & Casino: A true sports junkie haven with over 50 draft beers on tap, wings, burgers and 27 TVs for your viewing pleasure. The kitchen operates out of a refurbished Airstream trailer, dishing up upscale bar food to keep you energized all game long.
Of course, there’s much more to experience after the game, including the best live entertainment in the world. And you can always see what live sports are on the horizon for your next incredible adventure in The Greatest Arena on Earth. Because when it comes to sports in Las Vegas ... It. Is. Always. On.