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Nail in coffin of Las Vegas Outlaws

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by Vegas Insight, Aug 9, 2015.

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  1. Vegas Insight

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    Perhaps the tweet was reporting something commonly known. I was aware the LV Outlaws, the latest attempt at an arena football team, was dying and under league ownership. It has been announced the team is dead, will not participate in the AFL postseason, which it qualified for, and ain't coming back next year. That's at least two arena football teams that have bit the dust, IIRC. Minor league hockey has been abandoned at least twice. It seems like there's very little long-term viability for minor league sports in Vegas, other than baseball.

    I know hockey has a growing fan base across the southern United States, but minor league hockey is a regular struggle in many parts of North America. Arena football, while not foolproof, can be very successful in certain markets. I'm stumped as to why arena football doesn't do better in Las Vegas.
     
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    I think a lot of it is just the glut of entertainment options in Vegas. You can do just about anything you want.

    Living in Wisconsin on the other hand....the Packers are pretty much the only game in town.
     
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    there's no longer an arena team in Green Bay?
     
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    There is. The blizzard. And it is well supported, as is the minor league Hockey team the Gamblers.

    My point is that Vegas has a ton of non-sports entertainment venues (shows, casinos, clubs, downtown, etc) that I think make it more difficult to draw a crowd to a sporting event.
     
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    i agree, vegas has lots of entertainment options... and certainly more high-buck shows per week than minneapolis or milwaukee.

    green bay and its surrounding area pales in comparison, based upon population, so it stands to reason options are fewer, but when you say the packers are pretty much the only game in town, it makes it sound like you have no minor league sports or performing arts. again, not in the scope of vegas, but i'm guessing there are more than a few entertainment options available in any given month.

    as for GB, i use to pass through it many years ago, and a trip to the mall was always an adventure when i was young. my father lived in door county for a number of years, and so we'd find our way to bay beach during my summer visits. it has been many, many years since i last visited door county, but i've been wanting to do so in the past year or two. maybe next year. although i don't have kids, so a stop at bay beach isn't in my future.
     
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