Tag: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Las Vegas Theaters Wait in the Wings

The Professional Bull Riders’ Monster Energy Team Challenge set up camp at South Point Hotel & Casino in June. (Courtesy Bull Stock Media) With state ban on large gatherings in place, venues prepare (and one goes fanless) The lights came back on at some Las Vegas resorts June 4 after the COVID-19 shutdown, but so far the city’s large live performance venues remain dark. That includes theaters that have become homes to superstar residencies and in some cases are connected to resort hotels and casinos already up and running. No date has been announced for those rooms to resume entertaining Vegas visitors. A recent rise in positive cases prompted Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak to announce June 24 that the state would remain in Phase 2 of its reopening, which limits gatherings to 50 people, but some venues are well into planning for their return. Caesars Entertainment, which runs two destination […]

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Southwest: The Hits Just Keep On Coming

McGregor vs. Khabib was among the many UFC events at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Getty Images) Vegas is the engine for the Southwest, but other big markets contribute strong results The Southwest is home to some of the country’s busiest venues, owing in large part to the presence of entertainment mecca Las Vegas. Arenas in that audience magnet were among the most prosperous in the region during the past year, attracting large crowds to see a steady parade of boldface names and major stage productions. However, venues in Las Vegas weren’t the only ones in the region generating robust ticket sales. The Pepsi Center in Denver, for instance, sold more than 476,000 tickets, grossing more than $41 million through 48 shows, and Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix topped 300,000 tickets and $30 million for its 28 shows. The latter has improvements on tap: Planned $230 million renovations for […]

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