Fall Sporting Events You Can’t Miss
The action around Las Vegas is in full effect for the fall. Whether it’s revving engines at the speedway or swishing baskets on the court, here’s a list of sporting events you won’t want to miss this season.
All the Kicks
Soccer fans will feel the excitement when the United Soccer League’s Las Vegas Lights FC close out their season Oct. 5 and 12 at Cashman Field.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the Dodge National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, one of the last races in the NHRA’s season, Oct. 31-Nov. 3. For more high-speed thrills, Sam Boyd Stadium hosts both the Monster Jam All-Star Challenge – showcasing the biggest, baddest trucks on dirt on Oct. 11 and 12 – and the Monster Energy Cup – which invites the world’s top Supercross riders to compete in the Cup Class featuring three main events on Oct. 19.
Ice, Ice Baby
The 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Vegas Golden Knights will hit the ice at T-Mobile Arena for the start of their third season starting October 2019. Skating smoothly into the season, The Golden Knights won their first home game against rival San Jose Sharks Oct. 2. College hockey will also slide into T-Mobile Arena for the second annual Ice Vegas Invitational, a two-day tournament featuring four of the top college teams, Jan. 4-5.
Nothing but Net
Las Vegas is also home to hoops with the destination’s very own WNBA team, the Las Vegas Aces, who take to the hardwood at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Fans can also cheer on some of the nation’s top college basketball teams at the MGM Resorts Main Event Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena, Nov. 24 and 26, as well the Las Vegas Invitational taking place at the Orleans Arena, Nov. 28-29. T-Mobile Arena keeps the college b-ball action rolling during the CBS Sports Classic, Dec. 21.
Ridin’ & Ropin’
The annual Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals returns to Las Vegas, Nov. 6-10 for action-packed, adrenaline-filled competition featuring the best bull riders in the world vying for the ultimate title at T-Mobile Arena.
December in Las Vegas means the rodeo is back to town. The Thomas & Mack Center is home to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and brings top contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding to compete Dec. 5-14.
Run, Vegas, Run!
Lace-up those running shoes for the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon taking place Nov. 16-17, when racers of all abilities descend upon Las Vegas Boulevard to test their endurance at night during the rockin’ 5k, 10k, half and full marathons.
College football brings post-season action to Sam Boyd Stadium during the Las Vegas Bowl, when teams from the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences compete in the annual showdown on Dec. 21.