Las Vegas to Host New Football League Championship

By Matt Swenson, October 31, 2018

Las Vegas has been selected as host of the first two Alliance of American Football championships.

The new football league, the brainchild of TV producer Charlie Ebersol, will kick off its inaugural season Feb. 9. While Las Vegas isn’t represented in the eight-team league, all roads will lead to Sam Boyd Stadium. The title game will be played April 27.

Additionally, MGM Resorts International is partnering with the AAF. Fans inside stadiums can use MGM’s app to place bets on outcomes.

The nascent league has star power—at least among its coaches, including Steve Spurrier, Mike Singletary and Dennis Erickson.

Vegas had a team in the Vince McMahon-led XFL in 2001, and the Raiders are scheduled to move to the city from Oakland in 2020.

Ebersol left open the possibility AAF may add a team to Las Vegas, which has grown into a pro sports hot spot thanks to the success of the NHL’s Golden Knights.

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Wisconsin’s storied Green Bay is a championship destination for sporting events on and off the field of play.

The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA) is currently seeking proposals to host its 2021 World Tournament. RFPs are due March 15, 2019.

Fayetteville, North Carolina, is scoring a large increase in events thanks to the effort of a sports sales manager.

A growing number of cities and organizations are developing esports arenas to capitalize on the booming industry.

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