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The Merge - October 2018 #1

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Mark Prows and the ingredients to T-Mobile Arena's success

Pat Christenson sits down with Mark Prows, SVP Entertainment Operations for MGM Resorts International, to share his thoughts on
T-Mobile Arena making #1 on Billboard's 2018 Top Arenas list.

Revealed: The Hottest Venues On The 2018 Arena Power List
Over the course of a live-music year, destination festivals and massive stadium shows get the most attention, but arenas remain the backbone of the global concert industry....Read More
VEGAS BUZZ

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 2018 RECAP

Life is Beautiful continues its Vegas evolution during its sixth downtown edition!

DAY 1 REFLECTIONS: THE WEEKND, DEATH CAB...

DAY 2 REFLECTIONS:
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, ST. VINCENT, BLOOD ORANGE...

DAY 3 REFLECTIONS: ARCADE FIRE, LIZZO, SANTIGOLD...
Work begins on 18,000-seat MSG Sphere at The Venetian
Two major entertainment brands began work on changing the face of live performance — and the Las Vegas skyline — with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the 18,000-seat MSG Sphere at The Venetian....Read More
Construction of Las Vegas Raiders stadium starts going vertical
Stadium builders reached a critical stage in the construction of Las Vegas’ 65,000-seat, $1.8 billion indoor football stadium as they took the first step toward going vertical....Read More
Eli Tomac wins Monster Energy Cup $1 Million prize in Las Vegas
The eighth running of the Monster Energy Cup was run and won over the weekend in Las Vegas and Eli Tomac took the million-dollar price in somewhat controversial circumstances when team-mate Joey Savatgy allowed Tomac through for the win in the final of the three motos....Read More

SOUTHERN NEVADA SPORTING EVENT COMMITTEE


On April 17, 2018, Governor Brian Sandoval signed Executive Order 2018-7, establishing the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee. Members of the Committee were appointed by the Governor to identify potential sporting events and associated activities to host in Southern Nevada, and evaluate the potential costs and benefits associated with each event. The Committee will also evaluate whether the Legislature should establish a permanent Sports Commission.

Next meeting on Wednesday, November 11th at 9:00am.
Watch it live
HERE!
INDUSTRY BUZZ
Alliance of American Football Is Betting on Data to Grow New League
“One of the things we’re building is a football league,” Ebersol said, “but on the other side, we’re building a technology company that allows direct and, for the first time ever, fully real-time data streaming out of the game for what we call Stats 2.0.”....Read More
Alliance of American Football and XFL take different tacks as they compete for players months before they launch
The XFL won't start play for more than a year, but the competition for football talent between Vince McMahon's relaunched league and the new Alliance of American Football is happening now....Read More
The Dynamics of Dynamic Pricing
The practice has become commonplace in some parts of the industry, but is it an effective counterpoint to the secondary market? “It’s a big mistake for promoters to give up control of their tickets to the secondary market,” Kahn said....Read More
Irving Azoff buys out MSG’s stake in Azoff-MSG Entertainment
Once the ink dries, the firm will be called Azoff Company, and Azoff will serve as its chairman and CEO. The company will continue to advise MSG on several projects, including The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and the MSG Sphere initiative, which includes plans to build massive venues in London and Las Vegas....Read More
How Making Social Media a Centerpiece of Experiences Can Create Lasting Value for Consumers
Good experiential marketing is taking Instagram optimization to the next level: it’s giving people a dynamic, fully-Instagrammable space in which to actually do something....Read More
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
October 21
Fremont Street Experience
Indian National Finals Rodeo
October 23-27
South Point Equestrian Arena
NHRA Toyota Nationals
October 25-28
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Shriners Hospital for Children Open
October 29 - November 4
TPC Summerlin
Nevada Open
November 6-8
Palms and CasaBlanca Golf Courses
Mesquite, NV
PBR World Finals
November 7-11
T-Mobile Arena
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
November 8-11
Las Vegas Strip
Laughlin Weekend Spartan Race
November 16-18
Laughlin, NV
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