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The Merge - October 2018 #2

Alliance of American Football league to play title game in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is no stranger to professional spring football leagues, and though the city doesn’t have a team in the newest incarnation, it is set to host the first two championship games....Read More
AAF Takes Name to Heart
An entirely new league with eight fresh football teams requires a certain sense of togetherness in order for success. As the Alliance of American Football aims for its inaugural year kickoff in February 2019, the logo set of all eight teams embraces that aligned approach....Read More
NBA G League Winter Showcase to take place in Las Vegas
The 2018 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase, the league’s premier in-season scouting event, will be played in Las Vegas from Dec. 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in promotion with Las Vegas Events....Read More
Las Vegas ties Orlando for 1st in airport satisfaction study
A beefed-up baggage claim, food offerings and security check coordination helped McCarran International Airport take top honors in a closely watched airport satisfaction study....Read More
Life is Beautiful has been nominated in the category of Top Festival for this year’s Billboard Live Music Awards
Billboard has announced the nominees for this year’s Billboard Live Music Awards, honoring the top tours, festivals, venues and executives and touring artists in music....Read More


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 14th at 9:00am.
Watch it live
Mountain West, Atlantic 10 Team Up For Challenge Series
Mountain West Conference ADs have approved a "four-year deal" for a men's basketball challenge series with the Atlantic 10 starting in the '20-21 season that would "replace the eight-year partnership with the Missouri Valley Conference," according to sources....Read More
DAZN and ex-ESPN boss John Skipper gambling on Canelo Alvarez delivering big numbers for streaming service
A new entrant into the fight game, DAZN (pronounced da-ZONE) has tried to change the landscape, launching a streaming and digital service that is intended to provide boxing on a regular basis for a $10 monthly fee....Read More
How iHeart Festival and Life Is Beautiful Co-Exist For Vegas’ Mega-Music Weekend
What is the best weekend of the year for music fans in the U.S.? It might just be the third weekend of September in Las Vegas. As big as the artist rosters for Life Is Beautiful and iHeartMusic Radio Festival are, maybe the most impressive thing is how the two music festivals, both of which sold out, co-exist so comfortably....Read More
Richard Branson Announces Debut Virgin Fest Comign in 2019
Virgin Fest is being touted as a multi-experiential festival series centered around music, exploration, innovation and generosity. The festival series plans to stand out in the crowd of live events with diverse musical acts, cutting edge technological experiences, exclusive content and a commitment to sustainability....Read More
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
November 8-11
Las Vegas Strip
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
Laughlin Weekend Spartan Race
November 16-18
Laughlin, NV
NASCAR Champion's Week
November 27-29
Las Vegas (multipule locations)
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