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The Merge - January #2

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Ryan Growney talks South Point's Investment into Participatory Events and how it impacts their property.

Global Sports Business Summit
February 27, 2019


The inaugural Global Sports Business Summit is a one-day educational conference that will feature some of the top minds and brands in sports to discuss the landscape of sports business, the future of sports sponsorships and partnerships, and the economic development opportunities around sports.
VEGAS BUZZ
Pac-12 football title game could be headed to Las Vegas
The Pac-12 title game might play at the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the last time at in 2019 and there are a couple of intriguing options that the Pac-12 might consider. First and foremost, the new Las Vegas Raiders stadium, which is set to be complete in 2020, is a prime choice....Read More
Las Vegas sets sights on hosting 2025 Super Bowl

Steve Hill got right to the point during the tourism panel discussion featuring Marc Badain at Preview 2019. “OK, so when are we going to have a Super Bowl in Las Vegas?” Hill asked the president of the Oakland Raiders....Read More

Dates announced for NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
The NBA Summer League will again include all 30 teams, but it will be shortened by a day. This year’s event will be July 5-15 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, and the schedule was tweaked at the request of NBA clubs to make it a little more compact....Read More
Lights owner hoping to bring MLS spring training to Las Vegas
Brett Lashbrook, the ambitious and gregarious Lights owner, envisions consecutive weeks of matches at Cashman. He thinks full-fledged MLS spring training in Las Vegas would be an ideal fit....Read More
Las Vegas Sphere set for 2021 opening with a new monorail station, maybe without NV Energy
The much-anticipated and possibly world’s largest spherical structure, Las Vegas Sphere along The Strip, should be finished in the second half of 2020 or early 2021, according to co-owners/developers The Madison Square Garden Co. and Sands Corp., but it may be powered by a provider other than NV Energy, the state’s public electric supplier....Read More
INDUSTRY BUZZ
Super Bowl 2019: Inside the $2 billion stadium where a hot dog only costs $2
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will face off on Super Bowl Sunday inside Atlanta's dazzling $2 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In some ways, it's the real star of the big game....Read More
Inside the Sports-Industrial Complex
For most of us, the athletes are what make sports interesting. But if you own the team or run the league, your players are essentially very expensive migrant workers who eat into your profits. We talk to N.F.L., N.B.A., and U.F.C. executives about labor costs, viewership numbers, legalized gambling, and the rise of e-sports....Read More
For AAF's Ebersol, it's all about engagement
Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the Alliance of American Football, went in-depth on market strategy, technology and the league’s sustainability at the NeuLion Sports Media & Technology conference last fall....Read More
New football leagues aim to go deep
Launching a year apart, the Alliance of American Football and the XFL place high priority on the quality of the game on the field. Despite different business models, launch dates and franchise cities, the Alliance of American Football and the XFL share a common influence: the NFL....Read More
What the Fyre Festival Documentaries Reveal About Millennials
Hulu and Netflix recently launched their highly anticipated documentaries on the infamous Fyre Festival which was to be a two-weekend immersive music festival that quickly turned to disaster. What was prevalent for viewers throughout both of these documentaries were insights into the value system of the millennial generation....Read More
5 Social Media Blogs That You Need To Know About In 2019
Social media marketing is, undoubtedly, an ever-changing medium. Whether it’s keeping abreast of new developments in social media, such as new social media features or new algorithms, or whether it’s educating yourself on new social media strategies and emerging statistics and data, digital marketers and business owners need to constantly keep up to date and educate themselves....Read More
UFC and ESPN+ the big winners as fight night kicks off relationship with the Worldwide Leader
For Shapiro and ESPN executives, such an exciting fight was the perfect way to end the linear stream. ESPN signed up more than 525,000 new subscribers on that Saturday — a figure that exceeded expectations. Shapiro said the way the linear feed ended — with the exciting Cerrone-Hernandez fight — helped push those numbers higher....Read More
2019 Las Vegas Events Calendar

This year's desk calendar has arrived!!!
If you didn't receive a copy and would like one, please send us your contact information HERE.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mesquite Music Fest
February 4 - 6
Mesquite, Nevada
Tim McGraw
February 23
Laughlin Event Center
NASCAR Weekend
March 1-3
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR RaceJam
March 2
Fremont Street Experience
USA Sevens Rugby
March 1-3
Sam Boyd Stadium
West Coast Conference
March 7-12,
Orleans Arena
USBC Open Championships
March 9 - July 8
South Point Bowling Plaza
Mountain West Basketball Championships
March 10 - 16
Thomas & Mack Center
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament
March 13 - 16
T-Mobile Arena
St. Patrick's Day Weekend
March 14 - 17
Fremont Street Experience
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