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Officials Say That Allegiant Stadium Will Help Bring Vegas Tourism Back

Officials Say That Allegiant Stadium Will Help Bring Vegas Tourism Back

There were a lot more people who came to Las Vegas in 2021 because of things that happened at Allegiant Stadium, says the city’s tourism chief.

As a result of Allegiant Stadium, tourism officials in Las Vegas are optimistic about 2022.

Business forecasters met on the floor of the 65,000-seat stadium on January 18 for Preview Las Vegas, an annual event put on by Vegas Chamber, the Clark County Chamber of Commerce. Many more than 1,000 people came to hear mostly positive things about what the year will bring.

The stadium opened during the first few months of the pandemic. During the last six months of 2021, more than 1 million people came to see NFL and college football games, concerts, and other events at the stadium, as well as other events. It’s estimated that about 400,000 people would not have come to Las Vegas had it not been for things that were held at stadiums. That’s what Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said.

You can feel it if you walk through Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace, and even the Bellagio before an event or show. Hill said this in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun. “Making a big difference. People in this town would have a very different day-to-day life if this stadium had not been built. This stadium is good at what it does.”

Because of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders and the NHL’s Golden Knights’ success, there is a lot of talk about other major league sports teams that could come to the city. During the 2020-21 season, no fans were allowed. People say that the NBA, Major League Baseball (especially the Oakland A’s), and Major League Soccer are thinking about moving to Las Vegas.

When the NHL’s All-Star Weekend comes to Las Vegas next month, it will be for the first time that the city and the Golden Knights are hosting it. The weekend culminates with the All-Star Game itself on February 5.

This spring, the NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas from April 28 to 30. Allegiant Stadium will host the city’s first Super Bowl in 2024.

Hill: “Those teams, leagues, and events want to be here.” “A lot of people are investing in this place because they see a lot of money in it. It’s where they’re going first. For a city to get into this position, it’s not easy. But for the businesses in this city, it’s a great chance to grow their businesses.”

Earlier this month, Las Vegas learned that another high-profile event was coming to the city. Las Vegas did not know about this event.

As of Jan. 31, 2022, the Grammy Awards have been moved from Los Angeles’ Arena (the Staples Center) to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3. In January, because of the rise in Covid-19 cases, organizers said there were “too many risks” to put on the show because of that.

It was down more than 75% from its peak in pre-pandemic 2020 when CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) was held this month at the Las Vegas Convention Center. However, officials at Preview Las Vegas were sure that the convention and meetings industry would return to its normal high levels soon.

“Conventions are going to be coming back stronger, and international tourism is going to be coming back, too,” the president of the Vegas Chamber of Commerce said. This means that “the economy will be great in 2022, with a lot of good things going for it.”

An economic research firm in Las Vegas says that things got better for the city over time in 2021. Brian Gordon, a principal with Applied Analysis, told KNPR that things were going well.

“Think back 22 months. A very scary day “Gordon: I agree with you on this. “Much better than we were nearly two years ago. We’ve seen a lot of strong growth in both the job market and visitor numbers. Things are coming back.”

Gordon, on the other hand, is worried about the state of the economy.

A national recession would be bad for the Las Vegas tourism industry right now, Gordon told the radio station. We’re just coming out of this last cycle.