Las Vegas bullish on sports scene one year out from hosting NCAA Tournament games

Las Vegas is already “well-prepared for its first official foray into March Madness” next year when West Regional Sweet Sixteen and Elite 8 games will be held at T-Mobile Arena, March 23-25, 2023, according to Mick Akers of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Las Vegas over the years has become “college basketball central in March” with five conferences hosting their men’s and women’s championships in the city, which soon for the “first time will host a portion” of the NCAA Tournament itself. Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft said that landing the West Regional is “just the next step in the continued development of the Las Vegas sports scene.” Las Vegas will host the Super Bowl in ’24 and recently hosted the Pro Bowl and NHL All-Star Game. Additionally, next month’s NFL draft will be held in Las Vegas. Naft said that all that shows Las Vegas is “in a sporting event renaissance” (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 3/24).

Pac-12 tourney at T-Mobile Arena was one of five conference championships hosted in Las Vegas this seasonGetty Images

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