As the Greatest Arena on Earth™, Las Vegas offers sports enthusiasts a truly unique fan experience. There’s always an exciting game going on in the destination — you just have to decide who you’re rooting for! Here’s a list of sporting events you won’t want to miss.
Boxing is synonymous with Las Vegas, so it’s no surprise that a number of title fights have made it onto the calendar. Fans can watch championship bouts in the Entertainment Capital of the World, with James vs Butaev at Mandalay Bay’s Michelob Ultra Arena and Canelo vs Plant at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
First up is the Roman Main Event Basketball Tournament, followed by the Empire Classic and Continental Tire Challenge. Shortly after those matchups are the CBS Sports Classic and the Pac-12 Coast to Coast Challenge. All of this action is just a taste of what’s in store for later in the NCAA basketball season at the center-Strip sports mecca!
Just a few blocks away, the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion is routinely packed with UNLV fans cheering on the Lady Rebels and Runnin’ Rebels. Both teams will soon kick off their seasons at the athletic complex, just minutes from the Strip.
TOUCHDOWNS AND TAILGATES
Football season is here and Allegiant Stadium is welcoming Las Vegas Raiders fans for an incredible NFL experience. With several significant home games still on the schedule — including conference rivals like the Chiefs and the Chargers — there is still plenty of opportunities to see The Silver and Black play in the sparkling, new stadium.
Beyond the regular NFL season, Allegiant Stadium — and Las Vegas — will soon host the NFL Pro Bowl for the first time.
Want to watch some college ball in the Entertainment Capital of the World? The UNLV Rebels are in the middle of their first season at Allegiant Stadium.
College fans can also cheer on some of their favorite teams during the Pac-12 Football Championship and the annual Las Vegas Bowl, both being held at Allegiant Stadium. The East-West Shrine Bowl, a college all-star game, follows after the close of the NCAA Football season.
ICE, ICE BABY
The Vegas Golden Knights are now on the ice, playing their fifth season at T-Mobile Arena. The hometown team faces the newest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken, twice at home during the 2021–2022 season. And Las Vegas’ own AHL Henderson Silver Knights are in their second season, playing games at the Orleans Arena. The nationally ranked UNLV Rebel Hockey team rounds out the ice action, with games scheduled at City National Arena in Downtown Summerlin. Hockey fans can also catch the 2022 NHL All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena, marking the first time Las Vegas hosts an in-season NHL event.
Las Vegas gets “country-fied” with a doubleheader of rodeo, and first up is the PBR World Finals. Known as the “toughest eight seconds in sports,” the event brings the best professional bull riders from around the world to T-Mobile Arena. Following that is the National Finals Rodeo, bringing 10 days of cowboy competition to the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV.
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