Las Vegas Ramps Up Summer Sports Offerings

Over the next few months, Las Vegas will have a full calendar of sporting events to keep both locals and visitors entertained.

In the past year, Las Vegas has solidified itself as a destination for professional sports with the arrival of the NHL’s expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, and the upcoming relocation of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. Prior to those arrivals, however, there are plenty of other sports to check out in Sin City.

Fans of the NBA can watch potential future stars play in the Samsung NBA Summer League, which hosts games at the University of Nevada, Las VegasThomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. Games are available here from July 7-17. Now in its thirteenth year, the Summer League will see a record 24 teams compete in a 67-game tournament, and is expected to attract more than 108,000 attendees.

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Younger basketball hopefuls will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Jam On It Basketball Academy, July 14-24. Jam On It has five distinct tournament events with 48 basketball courts, available for boys and girls ages five to 18.

Rounding off the summer of sports, RollerCon 2017 will put roller derby fans in a spin July 26-30 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino’s Convention Center. As the original roller derby convention in the world, RollerCon will bring skaters at every level together as they compete on especially built tracks.

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