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Sports Business Journal


Las Vegas takes over the September 25 - October 1, 2017 issue of Sports Business Journal. Already home to one of the most vibrant sports environments in the world, Las Vegas takes it to the next level with the arrival of two major league franchises — the NHL’s newest franchise in the Vegas Golden Knights and the transfer of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders franchise to the city in 2020. The section also focuses on the unique strengths of the Las Vegas sports environment with additional features on our event partners and venues, including: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, UNLV/Thomas & Mack Center, MGM Resorts International, South Point, The Orleans Arena and T-Mobile Arena.


“Las Vegas has been a major sports destination for years; we just didn’t have one of the big four leagues in town. So, we knew it was only a matter of time until the major professional leagues came around to Las Vegas as a home." - Rossi Ralenkotter | President, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

"No one had ever brought major professional sports to Las Vegas. I really felt like Las Vegas was a great opportunity for us to do something different and make an impact." - Bill Foley | Owner, Vegas Golden Knights

“The fact is we have demonstrated our ability to promote special events, specifically destination-oriented events. Where we haven’t been able to compete, we now have a state-of-the-art arena and stadium to go along with our many other existing venues." - Pat Christenson | President, Las Vegas Events

“The outside world is about to learn what Las Vegas residents have always known and that is that Las Vegas is a major-league sports city.” - Brent Musburger


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