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Latest Nevada Sports Industry Feature
Touchdown: Sports in Nevada
By Pat Evans
Originally published: https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2022/07/touchdown-sports-in-nevada
Between all the events and new teams, it might be easy to believe the stands are increasingly empty. But the Light’s Lashbrook said the ecosystem is really no different than before and teams are not necessarily competing against each other, but the plethora of other entertainment options in Las Vegas.
“From a very specific, hyper-focused way of looking at it, the more sports options in town, the harder it is,” Lashbrook said. “But, it’s such a small incremental for 2.3 million people. We’re competing against weather, music, festivals, bars, everything around the country. Families have other things going on, but there will always be a role for sports in America. Like apple pie and Chevrolet, families go to sporting events.”
Lashbrook, Delsen and Bubolz all said the teams all hit different demographics and price points. For the Golden Knights and Silver Knights, in particular, the ticket price differential might be $100 per ticket. [Read the Full Story]
Latest Nevada Sports Industry Feature
Industry Focus: Sports
Nevada’s sports industry has received a major boost in the past few years with the addition of major sports teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and Raider’s football team. Unfortunately, that momentum came to an abrupt halt with the start of COVID-19 restrictions that effectively halted live sport events across the nation. [Read More]
Professional Sports: The Big New Game in Town
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. [Read More]
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.