Where to Watch Top Vegas Sporting Events
Sport fans may enjoy best Las Vegas sporting events (not only boxing bouts) each year. Not long ago Las Vegas joined major leagues! Vegas Golden Knights started with National Hockey League. Raiders from Oakland, California by 2020 will relocate to Nevada and become Las Vegas Raiders.
In 2020 they will play National Football League season in a brand new, state-of-the-art Vegas Oakland Raiders stadium. And that’s not to mention motor sports, rodeo, highly famous martial arts events and rugby! Check out below the list of 7 Best Las Vegas Sporting Events and where to watch them!
Las Vegas Boxing Schedule
In addition to UFC Fights, Vegas hosts elite level boxing fights. One of the most popular sports throughout the world, boxing is as well a multi-billion-dollar business. Best championship fights and boxing blockbuster events are held in Vegas yearly. Top sports venues hosting most interesting sports events are MGM Grand Garden Arena, T-Mobile Arena and Mandalay Bay. Vegas, also known as a fighting capital of the world has its own Boxing Hall of Fame (BHOF). Its mission is honoring the history of boxing and those who made an outstanding contribution as well as achievements in development of boxing.
1. Ultimate Fighting Championship Las Vegas (UFC Fights)
Yes, Las Vegas hosts ultimate fight competitions and sporting events! Vegas is regularly hosting the Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC is the largest mixed martial arts company in the world that features most of the top-ranked fighters in the sporting events worldwide.
UFC in Las Vegas organizes professional mixed martial arts sporting events that cover anything from boxing to Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and wrestling. A series of top-level fights that UFC runs in Las Vegas all year round, culminates with Ultimate Fighter Finale in December at Park Theater, Las Vegas.
2. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR Experience)
Since 1985, Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas hosts Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December. World’s best cowboys and barrel racers come to Sin City for rodeo’s top event. A competition in back riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding is held among 15 world’s top performers. In addition to the competition, NFR lovers may enjoy free Cowboy Christmas Exhibition at Las Vegas Convention Center also in December.
3. Super Bowl Viewing Party in Vegas
One of the busiest days of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, attracts lots of crowds to Vegas for the well-known occasion. Maybe an average football fan can’t get a ticket to the highly popular Big Game, but it’s still possible to party! Catch all the action on a big screen at one of the Super Bowl viewing parties at one of Las Vegas venues!
Bet on it in a sportsbook and have fun you’ll never forget. Viewing parties are held throughout Las Vegas at restaurants, lounges, bars, and pubs. Check out below the list of 10 Best Super Bowl Viewing Venues in Las Vegas.
10 Best Super Bowl Viewing Venues in Las Vegas
Top 10 Sports Books for watching the Big Game in Vegas (alphabetical order):
- Aria (Bet in a comfortable environment at the 10,000-square-foot Aria Race & Sports Book!)
- Bellagio (The Bellagio race and sports book is one of the most luxurious places in the world to make sport bets!)
- Caesars Palace (Las Vegas quintessential “mega-book” – Caesars race and sports book)
- Green Valley Ranch (Huge race and sports book at Green Valley Ranch, just off the Strip)
- Hard Rock Hotel (Hard Rock sports book is perfect for music-loving sports fans!)
- Westgate Las Vegas (This Las Vegas’s original “SuperBook”)
- Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo (This sports-viewing mecca with a ginormous screen and stadium style seating is one of the top places to bet!)
- Mandalay Bay (Offering some of the highest betting limits in all sports, the sports book at Mandalay Bay is one of the best in Las Vegas!)
- MGM Grand (MGM has the state-of-the-art sports book with exclusive VIP experience)
- Wynn (The Wynn sports book is a popular among high-rolling sports fans)
4. Monster Energy Nascar Cap
Nascar returned to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway! Monster Energy Nascar Cap is a competition between modified cars by Toyota, Ford and Chevrolet. With music, entertainment and “Nascar’s Disneyland” – the Neon Garage, it makes an entertainment like no other! Cars (that in theory you can buy at your local dealership, except that racing cars are totally modified) race up to 200mph! Nascar Cap fans may enjoy watching crews and drivers work on the cars.
5. USA Sevens Rugby
At the beginning of March every year Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas becomes the North American stage of the Sevens World Series. USA Evens Rugby, the largest rugby event in the US, features 16 countries in both men’s and women’s tournaments. Teams battle in 80 matches! The annual Parade of Nations and opening ceremony marks the ultimate kickoff to the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament.
Fans from around the world get a chance to see their favorite players close, as Rugby teams march down the Fremont Street! The celebration of rugby madness spreads throughout Las Vegas with a series of parties and a pub crawl.
6. Professional Bull Riding Las Vegas (PBR)
What is a professional bull riding? It’s a fierce and rough sport with American culture roots. America’s original extreme sport, the PBR has developed into adrenaline filled, captivating sporting event featuring the greatest in the world bull riders as well as bucking bulls.
PBR comes annually to Vegas for their World Finals after touring the country with multiple events. World’s top riders (total 35), who have to stay on the bull for eight seconds, fight for seven figure money prize! Tough guys entertain audience at this top sporting event at a popular T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. PBR World Finals are happening in Vegas each November.
7. Monster Jam World Finals
Sam Boyd Stadium in Vas Vegas every year hosts Monster Jam World Finals. Over two days spectacular Racing and Freestyle competitions entertain visitors from all over the world. Big trucks do things like doughnuts, two-wheeled challenge, as well as head-to-head racing and freestyle stunts, 360 backflips including!
Where to Stay
If you are coming to Vegas for Monster Jam World Finals, a conveniently located few miles away from Sam Boyd Stadium, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino offers not only great accommodations with all the amenities, but also special rates for Monster Jam World Finals guests (not to mention their Kid’s Quest supervised children’s club that your little ones will love!)
Double Down Packages include some great perks such as exclusive access into Pit Party and BBQ, opportunity to walk the Monster Jam World Finals track, best seats, early entry to a Pit Party, a t-shirt, and a cap (from $197 per person). Individual tickets and 2-Day ticket options available as well.