Las Vegas is the one place where celebrating doesn’t need a touchdown, goal, home run or three-point buzzer-beater. Here in the Sports & Entertainment Capital of the World, excessive celebration is encouraged. It’s a way of life for every sports fan.
Vegas is home to the biggest games and sporting events year-round. All you need to have for the experience of a lifetime is a good game plan. We’ve got you covered. Peek into our playbook and get ready for the upcoming 2024 sporting events in Las Vegas:
Grab your calendar and start circling dates. Las Vegas has incredible live sports all year round.
This winter, kick off the year watching the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Vegas Golden Knights (VGK), storm the ice to continue their quest for back-to-back titles at T-Mobile® Arena. The Fortress, as VGK fans call it, is centrally located on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip and is accessible from Park MGM Las Vegas and New York-New York Hotel & Casino.
Then, get ready, because on February 11, Las Vegas will host the Super Bowl for the first time at Allegiant® Stadium. The entire city will be abuzz, and there are plenty of locations showcasing watch parties for Super Bowl LVIII. Looking for somewhere new to stay while you’re here for The Big Game festivities? The luxurious Fontainebleau Las Vegas opened in December 2023 on the north end of the Strip. Or you could choose to stay close to the stadium at one of many resorts, including Tropicana Las Vegas. Additionally, just off the Strip (but still on Las Vegas Boulevard) is South Point Hotel Casino & Spa.
In the springtime, for the first time ever, Allegiant Stadium will host the National Rugby League double-header on American soil March 2. Australia’s biggest sport has touched down in the U.S. and plans to continue playing in the states over the next five years.
Tennis fans, get ready for The Netflix Slam at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on March 3. Rafael Nadal, 22-time winner of the Grand Slam men’s singles title, will compete against Carlos Alcaraz, currently ranked No. 2 in the world.
The Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators take the field from March to September. Within close proximity to their homefield, the Las Vegas Ballpark, are both Red Rock Casino Resort Spa and Suncoast Hotel and Casino. There’s also Big League Weekend where the A’s take on the Brewers from March 8 to 9. 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 begin their respective seasons in the spring and play through the fall.
The two-time defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces hold court and continue their quest for a three-peat that continues into September. For college, Vegas also hosts the Credit Union 1 West Coast Conference at the Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel & Casino from March 7 to 12. Additionally, there is the Mountain West Conference Basketball Championships at the Thomas & Mack Center from March 10 to the 16. Plus, catch the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena March 13–16.
On May 5, catch the second annual L'Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France. With multiple racing-distance options, there’s plenty of excitement to be had for bikers of all abilities.
In the summer, basketball’s future stars are always on display in the NBA Summer League at Thomas & Mack Center. Nearby are Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, both excellent resorts to book a stay. Additionally, Las Vegas is the home of UFC International Fight Week each July and is also the site of several international soccer matches, such as the exciting CONMEBOL Copa America 2024, taking place June 26 to July 6.
Then, in the fall, pro football kicks off with the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. For College Football fans, Las Vegas also hosts the annual Pac-12 championship football game at the end of the year. Or get your heart pumping with the exhilarating PBR Camping World Team Series Championships at T-Mobile Arena Oct. 18–20.
Racing enthusiasts can look forward to watching the world’s best stock car drivers race for glory in the NASCAR South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If you’re coming for the race, make a pit stop in Downtown Las Vegas and check out Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino as it’s a short 15-minute drive from the speedway. For a different kind of horsepower, check out the world’s top cowboys competing in the Professional Bull Riding Series Championship. And in November, the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix returns to the Las Vegas Strip. Ticket deposits are now being accepted for scheduled race taking place November 21-23, 2024, check out the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix website to learn more.
In Las Vegas, the end of the game is just the beginning. Here, are some suggestions for your postgame festivities:
STN Sportsbook at Durango Casino & Resort is a brand-new sportsbook and features one-of-a-kind sports betting, with six screens and more than 4,200 square feet of digital LED screen space. Among the amenities, be sure to check out the first-ever double-sided, center-hung LED display, ensuring high resolution. Over at Resorts World Las Vegas, enjoy live music before and after the game, as well as the Southern-inspired pub fare at Dawg House Saloon. This dual-purpose venue is not only a sports bar, but also a sportsbook, putting visitors at the heart of all the sports action! And at Wynn Las Vegas, Charlie’s Sports Bar puts fans in the middle of the action, surrounding them with screens of the games and offering elevated tailgate favorites and 16 beers on tap.
Of course, there’s much more to experience after the game, including the best live entertainment in the world. Elevate your next live sports adventure in Las Vegas. Because here, we’re all about the celebration.