Governor Sisolak: “I won’t stop pushing to bring more sports events — and jobs — to Nevada.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - February 07, 2022

Ahead of the NHL All-Star Game and NFL Pro Bowl hosted in Las Vegas this weekend, Governor Sisolak reflects on Nevada’s status as the sports capital of the world.

Sisolak: Key investments helped make our state the capital of the world for sports and entertainment

  • “Thanks to new investments in sports attractions like Allegiant Stadium and our efforts to bring the Raiders and Golden Knights to Nevada, it’s clear the Silver State is now the sports capital of the world.”
  • “As we continue building a more resilient economy, we’re ready to leverage every sports opportunity we can to support our efforts — from bringing more events to attracting more teams. We know that over 50% of our visitors will either add or extend a trip because of sporting events — that’s an estimated 23 million people spending more to boost our economy.”
  • “Allegiant Stadium has gone above and beyond the expectations set out years ago, despite challenges posed by the pandemic. Since opening its doors, the stadium has hosted 24 events and welcomed more than 400,000 attendees — beating projections by 80%. That’s huge, and when the Super Bowl comes to Las Vegas, it could bring up to $1 billion in revenue to Southern Nevada.”
  • “Bringing more sporting events to Nevada is one of my biggest priorities — and it’s not just because I like a good game. These events help keep our economy humming — by filling our hotel rooms, keeping our restaurants full, creating good-paying jobs for Nevadans, and injecting dollars into our economy.”
  • “I won’t stop pushing to bring more events — and jobs — to Nevada. If it means we all get to enjoy a great game too, so be it. I’ll always be cheering for the home team.”

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