Nothing compares to the thrill of live sports in Las Vegas. It hosts some of the biggest games, which offer the perfect blend of athletics, energy, and entertainment, creating an immersive experience.
The status of Las Vegas as the headquarters of entertainment makes it the ideal location for marquee sporting events throughout the year.
Fans can enjoy professional hockey, world-class fights, invigorating NASCAR races, and college basketball tournaments. And, of course, Vegas is the place to be for gambling fans. There are plenty of options, from land-based casinos to online casinos where you can enjoy real money slots in NJ, among other casino games. This year, many great sports events are happening in Las Vegas; below are the most notable events to look forward to.
The 2022 NFL Pro Bowl
The Pro Bowl is the NFL’s all-star game and is played the weekend before the Super Bowl game. Las Vegas will host this year’s edition of the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday, February 6th, at the Allegiant Stadium. Three Las Vegas Raiders players were selected to feature in this traditional game. AJ Cole (Punter), Denzel Perryman (Linebacker), and Maxx Crosby (Defensive end) have all been named to the team.
The stadium will also host the 2022 NFL Draft that will kick off on Thursday, April 28th, to Sunday, April 30th, at the Allegiant Stadium. The plans for the draft might include elements from the 2020 virtual draft.
Micro Midget Wrestling Micro Rumble Royale
Micro Midget Wrestling will invade Las Vegas at the Micro-Wrestling All-stars Arena. They will hold the event on Friday, February 11th, at the Micro-All Stars Arena. In this event, the action-adventure will meet audience integration and participation. Fans will enjoy girls, midgets, and much more!
During this event, some of the matches to look out for include the Micro Grudge match, Last Midget Standing match, Las Vegas Style Street Fight, Micro Ladder Match, and Micro Rumble Royale. The event will be huge, epic, and massive!
Pennzoil 400 Weekend
In March, you can watch your favorite drivers at the 2022 Spring NASCAR Weekend. The event includes Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race. The weekend will also feature the Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 5th. Moreover, there will be the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, March 4th. So, for NASCAR fans, this action-packed weekend is something to look forward to.
UFC International Fight Week
In 2021, the International Fight Week for the UFC was deferred to September because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the 10th anniversary of the fanfest will go back to its usual summer schedule. The UFC revealed that the International Fight Week would happen from June 27th to July 3rd in Las Vegas.
UFC 276 will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena on July 3rd as part of the event. IFW offers fans an opportunity to celebrate everything UFC and combat sports. Furthermore, the UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will also happen that week.
The week will also include a fan experience event from July 1st to July 2nd, as is the tradition with fight weeks. Also, WWE will host the Money in Bank event on July 2nd at the Allegiant Stadium in Vegas.
NHL All-Star Game
The 2022 National Hockey League All-Star Game will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, which hosts the Vegas Golden Knights. They will play the game on February 5th. There will be a 3-on-3 format where teams representing each of the league’s four divisions battle out in a single-elimination tournament.
This year’s event will also feature themed events, including “21 in 22” and “Fountain Faceoff.” These are new Las Vegas-themed events on top of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. The two events will be held outdoors, marking the first-ever outdoor skill competition in the history of the NHL.
Note that the two events are not meant to replace the traditional NHL All-Star skills games. Therefore, fans will still enjoy the classic events such as Save Streak, Fastest Skater, Hardest Shot, Breakaway Challenge, and Accuracy Shooting. All these events will happen at the T-Mobile Arena.
Big League Weekend
The Big League Weekend will return to Las Vegas Ballpark in 2022. The event to be held on March 12th and 13th will see Cleveland face-off with Oakland. Fans will be excited at the return of this event after it was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Don Logan, the President/COO President, reiterated that they were glad to welcome back their Major League affiliate Oakland Athletics in the two-game series. Fans will also welcome the news that the event will accept local and international fans to cheer on their preferred teams.
These are some of the major events scheduled to take place in Las Vegas in 2022. With Las Vegas regarded as the capital of entertainment, fans attending these events are guaranteed to have lots of fun!