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Latest Nevada Sports Industry Feature
Professional Sports: The Big New Game in Town
By John Seelmeyer
Originally published: https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2019/10/professional-sports/
With its $1.8 billion budget, the spectacular new Allegiant Stadium — home of the NFL’s Raiders beginning in 2020 — is the biggest, highest-profile construction project in Las Vegas in recent memory.
But for all the economic benefits of the construction, the new stadium is merely the beginning of a powerful wave of business activity linked to the NFL team.
In fact, the new stadium and the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas is just the latest manifestation of a decadelong blossoming of professional sports in Nevada. [Read the Full Story]
Latest Nevada Sports Industry Feature
On a Winning Streak: How Sports Have Played into Henderson’s Atmospheric Rise
Of all the industries and sectors that have influenced the city’s resurgence, sports could be one of the most influential, yet most under-appreciated, factors critical to the city – and region’s – success. [Read More]
Ole! The Business of Soccer in Nevada
Llamas are a quintessential piece of the Las Vegas Lights Football Club (LVFC). However odd that might sound, two live llamas, Dolly and Dotty, are a staple at LVFC games and events and embody the spirit the management wants to bring to Las Vegas with soccer. [Read More]
Game On: The Business of Hockey in Nevada
Bill Foley manages to get home from a Vegas Golden Knights game at 11:30 p.m., but his head doesn’t hit the pillow until at least 1:30 a.m. “The adrenaline flows,” said Foley, the majority owner of National Hockey League’s newest franchise. [Read More]
Well Played: Tourism in Nevada Roaring Back
Tourism has played a vital role in the Nevada economy since Hoover Dam was new and Reno invented the quickie divorce. The travel and tourism industry generates $3.2 billion in state and local tax revenues – 26 percent of the total tax revenues in the state – and represents $19.1 billion (about 13 percent) of Nevada’s gross domestic product (GDP). [Read More]
Nevada Sports Industry Resources
Las Vegas Golden Knights: The Vegas Golden Knights are a professional ice hockey team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The team began play in the 2017–18 NHL season, and is a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.
Las Vegas Raiders: The Raiders participated with USA Football for a Regional Development Camp. These camps are two days of competition and development training with current NCAA coaches and former NFL players and coaches.
Las Vegas 51s: The Las Vegas 51s, formerly known as the Las Vegas Stars, are a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets.
Reno Aces: The Reno Aces are a Minor League Baseball franchise in the western United States, based in Reno, Nevada. The team is a member of the Pacific Coast League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Las Vegas Lights FC: Las Vegas Lights FC is an American professional soccer team based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team made its debut in the United Soccer League in 2018 and plays its home games at Cashman Field.
Reno 1868 FC: Reno 1868 FC is an American professional soccer team based in Reno, Nevada. Founded in 2015, the team made its debut in the United Soccer League in March 2017.
Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association: The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) is a non-profit organization of secondary schools in Nevada. In essence, the NIAA is the governing body of high school athletics and activities in the Silver State as recognized by the Nevada state legislature.
UNLV Rebels – University of Nevada Las Vegas Official Athletic Site: The University of Nevada Las Vegas Official Athletic Site, partner of CBSSports.
UNR Wolf Pack – University of Nevada Reno Athletics: The official University of Nevada Reno athletic website.