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NBA Summer League Coming Back After Hiatus

NBA Summer League Coming Back After Hiatus

 

After skipping a year because of the league lockout, the NBA Summer League returns in July to Las Vegas.

The league will run from July 13-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and the Cox Pavilion. It was cancelled by the NBA last year as the league lockout of its players during a contract dispute dragged on through the summer.

Tickets for the 2012 NBA Summer League will go on sale at 10 a.m. on June 1. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by calling 739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet. A complete schedule of games and broadcast information will be released at a later date.

Allegiant Ends Service Between Las Vegas, Lexington

Allegiant Ends Service Between Las Vegas, Lexington

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Allegiant Air is ending its short-lived service between Lexington and Las Vegas this spring, but it will continue to service flights between the Blue Grass Airport and Florida.

Airline spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler told The Lexington Herald-Leader that they were using twin-engine Boeing 757 planes for the Lexington-to-Vegas flights, but Allegiant wants those aircraft for service to Hawaii.

The company began service between Lexington and Las Vegas in November and the service will end on April 7. Customers with reservations beyond that date will be contacted by Allegiant for a full refund.

Allegiant also recently announced it will end service between Redmond/Bend, Ore. and Las Vegas in April.

The company will continue its flights from Lexington to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Meyers, Orlando and Tampa.

Thomas & Mack One of World's Top Grossing Venues

Thomas & Mack One of World's Top Grossing Venues

Led by the perennially sold-out National Finals Rodeo, the Thomas & Mack Center earned a fourth-place world ranking for revenue in a trade magazine.

The TMC placed fourth for highest-grossing venues 15,000 and over for Oct. 16 – Nov. 15, 2011. NFR topped the chart as the highest-grossing ticketed event in the world for venues 15,000-30,000 capacity for October 2010 – October 2011 in the 2011 Venues Today Year-End Report issue. 

Venues Today, a trade publication for sports and entertainment facilities, ranks venues by gross internationally. The rankings are based only on special, one-time or multiple-day ticketed events, and athletic event ticket sales are not added to this report. The TMC has consistently ranked in the top 20 highest grossing venues in the 15,001-30,000 seating capacity. 

Spirit Airlines Opens Crew Base in Las Vegas

Spirit Airlines Opens Crew Base in Las Vegas

 

Spirit Airlines will make a home in Las Vegas starting Tuesday and will mark it with new direct service to the Phoenix area beginning Thursday.

Spirit will open its new crew and maintenance base at McCarran International Airport on Tuesday. The new base will be home to over 200 employees, including pilots, flight attendants and mechanics.

In addition, Spirit is also starting twice-daily, non-stop service between Las Vegas and Mesa, an eastern suburb of Phoenix, on Thursday.

Panama Newest Destination for Nonstop Service

Panama Newest Destination for Nonstop Service

 

Nonstop flight service between Las Vegas and Panama will begin in late June via Cope Airlines.

On June 27,  Las Vegas will become Copa Airlines’ seventh destination in the U.S. 

The approximately six-and-a-half-hour flight will depart McCarran International Airport’s new Terminal 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 5:37 a.m., arriving at Copa’s Hub of the Americas in Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 2:36 p.m. The return flight will depart Panama on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 9:54 a.m., arriving in Las Vegas at 2:30 p.m.

“Increasing our accessibility from new and emerging markets will introduce Las Vegas to millions of potential new visitors and help us achieve our goal of 30 percent international visitation over the next decade,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Local Mall Hosts UNLV Day Sunday

Local Mall Hosts UNLV Day Sunday

 

Looking to promote more than just its athletics department in the local community, UNLV will host an event at The Galleria at Sunset this weekend.

The mall will host UNLV Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The university will have information and displays available from many of its departments – from admissions to alumni to athletics – for interested students, parents, community partners and athletic fans. There will also be activities for kids introducing them to UNLV and higher education. 

“UNLV is a vital partner in our community and it’s important that we let people know of the opportunities that we offer,” said UNLV President Neal Smatresk. “This will be a great way to find out more about becoming a Rebel and for those who are to celebrate with us.”