Sports on parade
This year’s action-packed Ultimate Vegas Sports Weekend began with a free FAN FEST at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Featuring NASCAR, USA Sevens Rugby, UFC, and Vegas Golden Knights hockey, the Ultimate Vegas Sports Weekend debuted to great fanfare in 2018. Before kicking off their individual races, competitions, matches and games, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center transforms into a sports fan’s dream zone, highlighted by athlete appearances such as the popular “Parade of Nations” by the rugby teams. The Ultimate Vegas Sports Weekend is a celebration of the history and growth of sports in Las Vegas. The destination has long been known as the home to large events like the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the NBA Summer League, major championship boxing matches, and more. With the addition of major professional franchises, the sports reputation of the city has only increased, making it a bucket list destination for sports fans from around the world.