The action around Las Vegas is in full effect this season. Whether it’s game-winning touchdowns on the field or swishing baskets on the court, here’s a list of sporting events you won’t want to miss.
Eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao takes on Yordenis Ugas in a blockbuster championship showdown Aug. 21 at T-Mobile Arena. The 9th Annual UFC International Fight Week will take place in Las Vegas, Sept. 21-25, headlined by UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 25. Fans can catch "The Biggest Party of the Summer" when WWE SummerSlam smashes into Allegiant Stadium on Aug. 21.
The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces – the first professional women’s basketball team in Nevada – continues its fourth season on the hardwood at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The regular season ends in mid-September, but the team’s stellar play should get it into the postseason. The 16th annual MGM Resorts NBA Summer League will take place Aug. 8–17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The competition will feature all 30 NBA teams playing five games apiece during the 10-day, 75-game event.
Hit the pitch with the Las Vegas Lights Football Club. The first United Soccer League team to play in Las Vegas keeps kicking through its fourth season at Cashman Field. Join history in the making when the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Final kicks off at Allegiant Stadium on Aug. 1. This will be the first time a Gold Cup match is played in Las Vegas in the event’s 30-year history. The championship match will crown the best men’s national team in the Concacaf region. And clubs from Major League Soccer (MLS) and Mexico’s top-flight leagues will compete during the 2021 Leagues Cup Final also at Allegiant Stadium on Sept. 22.
Hey, Batter, Batter
Swing for the fences with the Las Vegas Aviators, Vegas’ own triple-A affiliate team. The team calls the state-of-the-art, 10,000-seat Las Vegas Ballpark home; the luxury field is equipped with exciting amenities, stellar food options, and many other surprises. Beat the heat and catch a game from the pool in the outfield before the season wraps at the end of September.
Are You Ready for Some Football?
College football brings the inaugural 2021 Vegas Kickoff Classic to Allegiant Stadium Sept. 4 as a precursor to the 2021 Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 30. Watch as the BYU Cougars battle it out on the gridiron against the Arizona Wildcats. The Las Vegas Raiders will kick off the 2021-2022 season against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 13, also at Allegiant Stadium. With nine home games, the team is sure to be excited to hear the roar of the crowd for the first time since making Las Vegas its home. The UNLV Rebels will kick off their 54th season of football – now at Allegiant Stadium – by hosting Eastern Washington from the Big Sky Conference for the first time ever on a special Thursday night game, Sept. 2.
Ice, Ice Baby
The 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Vegas Golden Knights will hit the ice at T-Mobile Arena for the start of their fifth season. Skating into the 2021 season, the Golden Knights will play their first home game against newest expansion team the Seattle Kraken on Oct. 12. And Las Vegas’ own AHL Henderson Silver Knights slide in to their second season at the Orleans Arena against the Colorado Eagles on Oct. 15.
Start Your Engines
See all your favorite drivers during the Fall NASCAR Weekend when Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the South Point 400 playoff race on Sept. 26. The weekend also includes the 150-lap Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menard’s Series West race on Sept. 23; the Westgate Resorts 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Sept. 24; and the Alsco Uniforms 302 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sept. 25.
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