PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Here at LasVegasRealEstate.com, we think Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World and the Sports Capital of the World!

When it comes to hosting sporting events, Las Vegas has no equal. Las Vegas continues to expand its sports footprint, adding major sporting events and professional franchises to its portfolio.

Known historically as the world’s boxing capital, Las Vegas is now the world’s UFC capital, home to the Vegas Golden Knights, National Finals Rodeo, the NBA Summer League, four NCAA conference basketball tournaments, a PGA tour stop, two NASCAR triple-header weekends, a minor league baseball team, the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, the Las Vegas Lights FC in the United Soccer League and of course, the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL!

As a resident of Las Vegas, there is a major sporting event scheduled for every single weekend – at lease that is the way it seems.  Oh, by the way, if you don’t want to go to the live sporting events you can also catch just about every sporting event taking place anywhere in the world at one of the many sports books located at our casinos.

Las Vegas is a sports fan’s dream!

Sports Capital of the World

The Raiders are coming, the Raiders are coming! The NFL has approved the Raiders move to Las Vegas – 2020 will be their inaugural season. The Raiders and Sin City = Love Affair! For more information, here’s a link to their website:
The Raiders

The NHL has arrived in Las Vegas and hockey fans all over the world have taken notice as the team and the community embraced each other and skated to a record-setting first season. The Golden Knights play in the Pacific Division of the NHL.

If you are moving to Las Vegas please take note…

WE LOVE OUR GOLDEN KNIGHTS!

For more information, here’s a link to their website: The Golden Knights

For ten days each December this town goes absolutely cowboy and cowgirl for our rodeo friends! 2019 will mark the 34th year in Las Vegas for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Known as the world’s richest and most prestigious rodeo, the Wrangler NFR had a total event attendance of 170,650 over the 10 days of competition in 2017. The event attracts the top 120+ rodeo athletes in the world, vying for a share of the $10 million dollar purse and the coveted gold buckle. For more information, here’s a link to their website: The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

When Frank Fertitta, Dana White, and Lorenzo Fertitta purchased the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2001, the trio embarked on a journey to make mixed martial arts the world’s most popular sport.

Dedicated to exposing the masses to UFC’s heart-pounding action, incredible athletes and the best live event experience in all of sports, the three men resurrected mixed martial arts and gave it the opportunity for international success.

Since purchasing the UFC a decade ago, the Fertitta brothers and White have made it the fastest-growing sports organization in the world. Today, the UFC is progressing at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world. Here in Las Vegas, we are super proud to be the home of UFC and as locals, we have multiple chances each year to attend UFC events. For more information, here’s a link to their website:
The UFC

The Las Vegas 51s, formerly known as the Las Vegas Stars, are a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. They are located in Las Vegas and are named for Area 51 which is located near Rachel, Nevada, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas. The team logo jokingly depicts one of the grey aliens thought by UFO believers to inhabit that base. They play at Cashman Field which has a capacity of 9,334 people. The 51s won the PCL championship as the Stars in 1986 and 1988.

The team has plans to move into the Las Vegas Ballpark, a new 10,000-seat facility located in Summerlin, in 2019. For more information, here’s a link to their website:
The Las Vegas 51’s

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. All of NASCAR descends on Las Vegas each March for some great racing. Events include the Kobalt 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race and Stratosphere Pole Day. Throughout the year the LVMS also hosts the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, the NHRA Toyota Nationals, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. For more information, here’s a link to their website:
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The Las Vegas Lights made their debut in the United Soccer League in 2018 and Vegas was awfully excited to welcome this team.  Soccer is a big-time attraction to local residents and the Las Vegas Lights are enjoying terrific fan support.  For more information on this team, here’s a link to their website: The Las Vegas Lights