Are you ready for some tournament madness? With an incredible array of watch parties, activities and events, Las Vegas is set to celebrate the very best in basketball action. Basketball fans can catch all the excitement while enjoying over-the-top, game day viewing, and mouthwatering specialty menus that only Las Vegas can provide. Catch all the action, only in The Greatest Arena on Earth™.
What to Watch:
Not only is Las Vegas the ideal place to view all the March Mania action, but the destination also plays host to several events leading up to the coveted national championships.
For the first time ever, Las Vegas is hosting the National Invitation Tournament, which occurs at Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel & Casino. The destination experiences another first later in the month, when the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Regional games take place at T-Mobile® Arena.
Fans can also catch the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena. The Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament takes place down on the Strip at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, where teams will face off at the hotel’s Michelob ULTRA Arena. The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Basketball Tournament follows at the same space. The WAC will complete its championship games. Orleans Arena also features the West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament.
Just off the Strip, the Mountain West Conference Championships return to the Thomas & Mack Center. Fans can watch both men’s and women’s teams take to the hardwood. The Big West Mountain Tournaments are also taking place off the Strip at The Dollar Loan Center Arena. The five-day tournament will feature 10 women’s and ten men’s basketball teams.
And for the first time ever, Las Vegas will host the 2028 NCAA Men’s Final Four at Allegiant® Stadium. Whether you can catch a live game up-close at one of these events or not, Las Vegas promises dozens upon dozens of viewing opportunities at bars, lounges, sportsbooks, restaurants and resort pools throughout the destination. Read on for details of where to catch all the action!
Where to Watch:
The STRAT, Hotel, Casino & SkyPod presents its March Festival of Hoops viewing party at the STRAT Theater, showing the action across three large screens. Tickets include access to complimentary beverages and an assortment of bites including pizza, wings and more. Fans can also watch the day’s games throughout the tournament at PT’s Wings & Sports, featuring LED video walls and numerous TVs, all steps from the William Hill Sports Book.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents viewing opportunities throughout the resort. So rally the whole team and kick back for all things b-ball at Hoops and Hops — an extensively reimagined 40,000-square-foot sports lounge, complete with immersive state-of-the-art, high-definition projection screens. The resort also features a watch party at CliQue Bar & Lounge, which has viewing packages and a special breakfast menu for early games in addition to its signature food and cocktail offerings. The BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge will also have the game on, with dozens of screens and betting kiosks available throughout the space.
- Circa Resort & Casino presents viewing opportunities across the downtown hotel throughout March Mania. The world’s largest sportsbook, Circa Sportsbook, offers fans a variety of seating options in the three-story space, where they can view the action on its 78-million-pixel, high-definition (HD) screen. The venue also features free Wi-Fi, in-seat power outlets, food and beverages (from Project BBQ and Victory Burger & Wings Co.), and more. Additional, the resort offers a free Big Bracket Party at Galaxy Watch Zone located in its new conference space. Ballrooms will be equipped with HD screens, state-of-the-art audio, a Circa Sports Satellite Book, on-site bars, food and blackjack tables. Enthusiasts can also watch the games outside at Stadium Swim, which features several seating options and a 143-foot HD screen visible by its six pools across three levels. Catch a behind the scenes look from the VEGAS ON team below.
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SAHARA Las Vegas presents Hoop Madness viewing parties at its AZILO Ultra Pool, which features a 240-foot, HD video wall displaying multiple games at once and sound for the main game. The poolside space will offer viewing packages with open-bar options, vantage points of the video wall, tailgate games like beer pong and corn hole, and a menu of game day favorites.
For poolside plays, catch the games at GO Pool at Flamingo Las Vegas, where a beach club vibe meets the resort’s stunning oasis surroundings.
You could also get your splash and sports on at Influence, The Pool at The LINQ Hotel + Experience, which features life-sized party games, beer pong and splendid center-Strip views. This pool allows visitors to choose from individual, cabana and daybed food and beverage packages – all while taking in the hoops excitement.
Even more viewing opportunities are close by at The LINQ Promenade, the resort’s bustling shopping destination. Foodie fans have their pick of its restaurant collection, as watch parties will take place at Off the Strip Bistro & Bar, Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, Virgil’s Real BBQ, and Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar.
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas presents March Mayhem viewing opportunities at Electra Cocktail Club. Visitors can watch the action on a 40-foot, 70-million-pixel digital screen while enjoying bottle packages; cocktails; and bites including pizza, burgers, wings and more.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will offer special beverage packages at Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders Sports Bar. The classic sports-bar space features floor-to-ceiling LED screens for optimal viewing and a tasty menu of game day favorites, including New York-style slices from Pin-Up Pizza.
Caesars Palace presents its Hoops on the Strip specials and packages throughout the resort, featuring unobstructed views of the games, betting stations, drink packages and more at Caesars Race & Sportsbook, Montecristo Cigar Bar, Stadia Bar, VISTA Cocktail Lounge and Alto Bar.
There you have it, a list of some of the best b-ball madness festivities that will take your weekend to the next level. No one does sports like Las Vegas. Welcome to The Greatest Arena on Earth. And while you’re here, be sure to take in some thrilling attractions or a show in between cheering on your team (or teams)!