The activity and action from the Strip seems to be really heating up lately, in a good way. With the addition of the new T-Mobile Arena behind New York New York Hotel and Casino, it seems like everyone and everything is being booked there. Just looking at the upcoming schedule of concerts alone are; Barbara Streisand, Drake, Gwen Stefani, George Strait, Slipknot.
Some of the sporting events listed are; USA Basketball, UFC 202, LA Kings vs Colorado Avalance, and Los Angeles Lakers!
If you go to the T-Mobile Arena site, it is very user friendly and lists events, directions and parking, how to book the arena, seating configurations and even a link for a newsletter.
Not too far in the future should be a pretty spectacular domed stadium for the soon to be Las Vegas Raiders. I read that Tom Hanks is a die hard Raiders fan and he stated that he can’t imagine the Raiders playing in a domed stadium, in the desert, on artificial turf, not far from a Roman palace, Egyptian pyramid and the Eiffel Tower!! Some things are going take getting used to.
These past few days I have been glued to the TV and other news website concerning the coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. I will start off by saying I am extremely proud of our athletes for what they have accomplished and really wish they could win them all. Every four years are the only time I get into watching swimming, water polo, track and field etc.
So far in my lifetime I have seen the summer games twice within the USA and it got me thinking about the possibility of the Olympics being in Las Vegas? Hear me out before you start with the reasons why it couldn’t happen.
Since hotels and mega malls seem to get built in record time in Las Vegas, I’m certain an Olympic sized arena could be built and in record time. The city of Las Vegas is toying with the idea of bringing the Oakland Raiders or another professional football team to the city and the arena, complete with football field and surrounded by a track could be the perfect solution.
An Olympic pool would have to be built, but with the heat in Las Vegas, it wouldn’t be hard to have people using it for a long time after the Olympics.
Other venues could be built or are currently in place to host most events. We all know that hotels rooms would not be a problem there.