FORBES Magazine Picks Las Vegas The # 1 Sports Destination
Las Vegas has been betting Big on Sports as its New Tourism highlight and it has arrived. Suddenly there is a lot more than meets the eye for sports loving travelers, and many bargains have been added to the otherwise glitzy scene. Vegas is a city of constant reinvention, and the most recent iteration has occurred extremely quickly. Almost overnight, Vegas has become the Nation’s Top Destination City for Sports. Las Vegas, long one of the world’s favorite vacation destinations, sparked by Sports a string of recent tourism records.
The new favorite “AWAY GAME” City for the WNBA, Hockey or Football fans to see their home team on the road against the Raiders or Golden Knights. It’s the place to take in other special one-of-a-kind sporting events live, from Championship Boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) to NASCAR Racing to the National Finals Rodeo, along with one-off biggies like the recent Pro Bowl and the Superbowl (2024), the biggest day in America Sports.
Las Vegas is the top place away from home to watch - and bet on - spectator sports on television, especially big events including the Superbowl, March Madness, major horse races (Kentucky Derby, Breeders Cup), World Cup soccer, and all the big-league playoffs and championships. Many Casinos throw special parties around major sporting events, and the City’s Sports Books have been reinvented for comfort with in-seat food ordering, reservable luxury boxes, couches and more - there is even sports betting and viewing from the swimming pool. As a result, despite the fact that sports betting is now allowed in more than half the states in the country, fans still flock to Las Vegas to partake in the excitement.
Las Vegas landed WNBA, NFL and NHL teams in fast succession (just five years ago it was the largest city in the country with no franchise in the “big four” American sports) to hosting the very highest-profile one-off or annual events, including the 2024 Superbowl and the Nation’s newest Formula One (F1) race. The Las Vegas Grand Prix, beginning next November and expected to be annual, is simply huge in the world of sports and travel, and is expected to break the city’s all time event attendance record.
The Las Vegas Aviators, the city’s Triple A minor league baseball team, got a Brand-New Stadium in 2019, the 10,000-seat Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin. The Aviators offer up a refreshingly affordable throwback to a day or night out in Las Vegas. They are locally beloved thanks to very accessible tickets (from $14), and a fun and lively venue with lots of firework's nights and theme games. Until Las Vegas gets its own Major League Baseball Team - something rumored to be happening sooner rather than later (with the Oakland A’s scouting stadium spots near the Strip), the Aviators fill the void nicely. It’s just a great several hours of entertainment and a ton of bang for the buck. The NBA is biting at the also. The success of the Las Vegas Raiders turned the page. The Raiders value has increased over $1 Billion since moving to Las Vegas. LAS VEGAS IS TRULY THE LEADING US SPORTS DESTINATION. ......for LAS VEGAS BEST HOTEL ROOM PACKAGES, BEST SHOW TICKETS, Restaurants, and Nightlife,....