LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It’s been a big year for sports in the Las Vegas Valley.
Some of the biggest sporting events and moments are hosted here in Las Vegas, and 2023 looks set to be even more exciting.
2022 kicked off with the NHL All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena in February. The National Hockey League has made Las Vegas the hockey capital of the world from February 3 to he February 6. Also, the Pacific Division team came from the Metropolitan Division, but some incredible plays by participating Golden His Knights players made Las Vegas the best. On display.
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The NFL Pro Bowl was the next event to highlight sports in the Las Vegas Valley. On February 6, 88 of professional American football’s top players gathered at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas’ premier sporting venue, for the 2022 Pro Bowl.
Las Vegas plans to host the event again in 2023, renamed the 2023 Pro Bowl Game.
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The Raiders have had some setbacks this season, but the team made the playoffs for the first time since 2016 in the 2021-22 season, finishing second in the AFC West.
The Raiders aren’t mathematically ruled out of the playoffs this season, but they’re unlikely to appear again.
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The 2022 NFL Draft will also be held on the Las Vegas Strip for the first time, with the NFL rolling the red carpet behind the high rollers on the LINQ Promenade from April 28-30.
Locals were able to see NFL memorabilia at LINQ’s Draft Theater, which also served as the main stage for the weekend’s historic event.
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The Las Vegas Aces became the first professional sports team to win the Valley this summer. Ace won his first WNBA title led by Finals MVP Chelsea Gray with his 78-71 win over the Connecticut Suns in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.
The Valley celebrated the Aces victory with a massive parade that started at Caesars Palace and ended at the Bellagio, where the team was awarded the trophy.
In 2023, the team will try everything again. 2001 and he is a move no team has made since the Los Angeles Sparks did it in 2002.
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Another team looking to make their dreams come true this year is the Vegas Golden Knights, who are currently 24-12-2-50. Head of the Pacific division.
After missing the playoffs last year, the team is calling this season the “Golden Age” and the Knights hope to see it through to the end. , but unfortunately the streak was broken by the St. Louis Blues.
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The UNLV men’s basketball team (11-2) started the season with a 10-0 record. This is his best start since 1990.
Additionally, the newly formed Las Vegas Desert Dogs bring lacrosse to the Las Vegas Valley as an expansion team of the National Lacrosse League.
But if you thought this year was good, take a look at what Vegas has in store for you in 2023.
The first Pro Bowl game in February will be held at Allegiant Stadium. Here, the top NFL players compete in a variety of skill challenges and flag football games.
Formula 1 is set to return to Las Vegas in November with the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. The ticket package for this is also making history as part of the most expensive ticket bundle in Formula 1 history.
NFL’s Matt Shapiro says Las Vegas has already exceeded expectations as a host.
“We’re feeling that excitement…I think we’ve seen it in the draft.I think we’ve seen it in the number of participants.We’ve seen it in the excitement on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.And last year ‘s Pro Bowl….we know…there’s going to be another Pro Bowl game this year, and we’re feeling that excitement in Las Vegas,” Shapiro said.
Shapiro added, “When that game is over, Las Vegas is on time. The next Super Bowl is right in front of us, and we’re all working together.”
It’s not even 2023 yet, but Super Bowl LVIII is already gearing up for Las Vegas’ big moment in 2024, with the entire sports world watching.
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