The Ultimate Sports Fan Weekend… And it’s Happening in Vegas
There is no secret that sports fans of all shapes and sizes swarm to Vegas for the major events. So what happens when you have two back to back super battles in the same weekend? Grab your jersey and box of aspirin before hopping on the plane of course.
Fight For Your Right to Party
First, we have the Ultimate Fighting Championship – or UFC if you’re cool. UFC 183 is a big card match pitting popular middle weights Anderson "The Spider" Silva versus Nick Diaz. The fight goes down at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, but if you can’t nail tickets, have no fear, we have the skinny on some hot spots where you can see it on the big screen while you have your own battle with the booze.
Cabo Wabo Cantina at the north entrance of the Miracle Mile Shops pulls out all the stops for UFC matches, including the one on January 31st. Upstairs in their new lounge there is a 184 inch video grid, 180 inch projection screen and 2 80 inch HD TV’s for your fight viewing pleasure. The party starts at 6, and for the $25 cover charge, you can get your full of beer bucket specials and specialty drinks.
Down on Fremont St. the El Cortez Hotel and Casino is showing the fight live in their Fiesta Room. Admission is $20 for the normal folks, or 10 bucks if you’re a Club Cortez member or UFC fight club member.
Get Ready for Some Football
Once recovered from your UFC festivities it’s time to roll out of bed for the big game. Patriots versus the Seahawks and you’re in Vegas to watch it all go down. Super Bowl Sunday is not just for football fans anymore, especially on the strip. Thousands flock into town to be a part of the biggest tailgate party on the planet.
Only in Vegas can you watch the Super Bowl with a shark and we don’t mean the card playing kind. The Golden Nugget is throwing their ball bash at the tank pool, where you can rent a daybed for a hundred clams or a cozy cabana for $300. Not only do you get a fishbowl view of the game and the sharks, you get a bottle of liquor and 2 mixers, 6 bottles of water and 2 tickets to a 52 Fridays concert.
The patio at the Mirage’s Rhumbar is also turning into Super Bowl Central. The price to get in is $200 bucks a head, but that gets you unlimited food and drinks from kickoff to the nail biting end.
The SLS is taking their first Vegas Super Bowl very seriously with two separate parties going on. Umami will have over 50 TVs tuned into the game, and special priced packages for groups of up to ten. Admission depends on where you sit, but all include a free bet, open bar and food. Sayers Club is a bit more intimate, with only 5 screens showing the game, and a steep table minimum for drinks. But the VIP experience at one of the coolest new clubs in Vegas will make it well worth it.
This is a lot of action packed into one small weekend, but if any city can handle it, it’s Vegas. Make your plans now and be a part of the biggest sports party on the planet. And of course Vegaster has all the reservations, details and bookings you will need.