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The Merge - November 2018 #2

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Cowboy Strong -
The Man Behind the NFR Legacy in Vegas

A special one-hour documentary produced to chronicle the incredible career of Shawn Davis, will air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, November 25 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET....Read More

VEGAS BUZZ

Another Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in the books!

Marathon on Las Vegas Strip ‘coolest thing ever,’ runners say
An excuse to visit Las Vegas was a reason several runners cited for participating in the races, including a marathon, half-marathon and 10K. According to organizers, more than 40,000 people from 50 states and 86 countries registered for the event, which included a 5K....Read More
Capital Cities, other bands pump energy into Las Vegas marathon
Even Capital Cities’ slow songs — a cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” for instance — had a trumpet-and-keyboards bounce to them, serving as some sonic motivation as well as a warmup for the 17 stages of live entertainment scattered along the route....Read More
An inside look at the origins of the Tiger-Phil showdown, and the business it hopes to become
Competition is merely a portion of the script when the two tee off at Vegas's own Shadow Creek. Unlike the countless other made-for-television matches, the Mickelson-Woods affair is being billed as equal parts entertainment and golf match.....Read More
Kaique Pacheco coasts to first PBR world championship
Kaique Pacheco, a 24-year-old from Sao Paulo, Brazil, claimed his first PBR world championship despite tearing both ligaments during the Velocity Tour Finals. Pacheco hobbled across the dirt surface inside T-Mobile Arena and onto a stage amid energetic applause from the announced crowd of 15,267....Read More
Expansions in Thriving Downtown Las Vegas
Numerous investments are planned or underway in downtown Las Vegas! Boyd Gaming wants to add hundreds of rooms at its Fremont Hotel and Casino, Fremont Street Experience is upgrading its world-famous video screen canopy and Derek Stevens is turning what was the Las Vegas Club, Mermaids, and Glitter Gulch into a 1.2 million-square-foot casino resort....Read More
Spartan Race in Laughlin adds event for adaptive athletes
Last Saturday, adaptive athletes, or para-athletes, in teams of fours competed for a $10,000 prize in the Laughlin Weekend Spartan Race. Previous Spartan races have been open to adaptive athletes, but Saturday’s race was designed to specifically cater to these athletes and the first time Spartan has done a race solely for adaptive athletes....Read More

SOUTHERN NEVADA
SPORTING EVENT COMMITTEE


The SNSEC was formed on April 17, 2018 to evaluate the potential costs and benefits associated with major special events in Southern Nevada.

Next meeting on Wednesday, December 12th at 1:00pm.
Watch it live HERE!
INDUSTRY BUZZ
'In a world of disruption, does marketing still matter?'
As data and technology supplant experience and instinct as pre-eminent forces in marketing, the biggest names in the industry were posing fundamental questions at America’s largest annual gathering of brand CMOs....Read More
NASCAR’s offseason to-do list
NASCAR has no shortage of tasks ahead that will shape the sport’s future. Leadership, possible sale, TV moves, merchandise, schedule shake-up, new sponsorship model, track strategies and Team/RTA moves are all on the list....Read More
The Fight Game: Landing a direct hit
No sports have been better at getting consumers to pay for content than boxing and MMA. In the past six months a flurry of heavy hitters have stepped into the ring to test that theory with new OTT and DTC offerings, and the early champ is a familiar name....Read More
Dana White: ‘This is the day I have been dreaming of’
“We don’t need a television network anymore. I don’t need these guys that want to take 50 percent of our business. The world is changing really quick. I can do live fights all day and all night.” When viewers stream the show directly from the UFC’s website or Fight Pass, he cuts the distributors out entirely....Read More
UPCOMING EVENTS
Wrangler NFR
December 6-15
Thomas & Mack Center
Downtown Hoedown
December 5
Fremont Street Experience
Cowboy Christmas
December 6-15
Las Vegas Convention Center,
South Halls
World Series of Team Roping
December 8-16
South Point Arena & Equestrian Center
America's Party
December 31
Las Vegas Strip
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