The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas to Host Exciting Summer Lineup of Sports Events Featuring Favorite Athletes

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas to Host Exciting Summer Lineup of Sports Events Featuring Favorite Athletes
Sports fans rejoice, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are the resorts to visit this summer (Pictured: Chris Paul at the TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament)

Appearances by favorite football, basketball, and mixed martial arts athletes are scheduled throughout the month of July during an exciting lineup of events that will get fans up close and personal with their favorite athletes.

“The Venetian and The Palazzo are already premier travel destinations,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo. “With our exciting lineup of events this summer, we’re offering more reasons for guests to visit us. The sporting world converges on The Venetian and The Palazzo with events featuring basketball, football, and MMA stars.”

Calendar of Events

UFC International Fight Week (July 7-12)

This year, fans from around the globe will converge on the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, for activities ranging from pool parties, to concerts, to fighter meet & greets – all culminating in the double title fight mega-card UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor on Saturday, July 11. At The Venetian and The Palazzo, fans can experience the UFC Fan Expo, a UFC 189 viewing party at Lagasse’s Stadium with some of your favorite mixed martial artists, and more!

The UFC Fan Expo grows to a new level as it takes over the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian and The Palazzo, where it will have the largest footprint of any previous Fan Expo held in Las Vegas. In addition to amazing interactive experiences, autograph sessions and fitness challenges, the UFC Fan Expo will boast one of the largest collections of amateur combat sports tournaments held under one roof.

Tickets for UFC Fan Expo are currently on sale at with 2 day passes beginning at $60 online and $65 on site. One-day passes begin at $35.00 online and $45.00 onsite.

The home for International Fight Week news and notes is The UFC will continue updating as exciting events and additional fighters are confirmed.

National Fantasy Football Convention (July 10-12)

The Venetian is home to the inaugural National Fantasy Football Convention, hosted by Tony Romo. The three-day event unites fans with football players, personalities, and brands. Alongside Romo, Odell Beckham, Jr., Rob Gronkowski, Jamaal Charles, Antonio Brown, DeMarco Murray, Eddie Lacy, Dez Bryant, and Julio Jones are a few of the athletes who are scheduled to appear. Passes are still available. For more information, visit

Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational (July 11-13)

The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, hosted by LA Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson, celebrates the world of basketball through a golf invitational with athletes and celebrities, while benefiting the Nations of Coaches charity. As the host hotels, The Venetian and The Palazzo will be home to a number of events for the invitational weekend including a red carpet and pairings party at LAVO. Invited celebrities include Byron Scott, Doc Rivers, Greg Maddux, Stephen A. Smith, Seema Sadekar, Jeffrey Osborne, Jay Harris, Jason Kidd, The Property Brothers and more. Golf packages are available. For more information, visit

Strikes For Kids (July 12)

Strikes For Kids is a nonprofit organization that partners with athletes to benefit youth organizations in communities throughout the United States. As the presenting sponsor of the Second Annual Las Vegas All-Star Bowling Classic, The Palazzo will host a red carpet featuring football stars Terrance Knighton, Sammy Watkins, Alshon Jeffery, Demarcus Ware, Duke Ihenacho, and more. Registration is open for the event, being held at Inside the Strike Zone on July 12, 2015. For more information, visit

Yahoo! Sports Radio Superweek (July 13-18)

For the second year in a row, the stars of the national Yahoo! Sports Radio lineup will broadcast live from Lagasse’s Stadium. Sports fans will be able to catch The Steve Czaban Show, Inside the Lines with Marty Hurney and Lanny Ford, Travis Rodgers NOW, Hit ‘Em Up with Geoff Ketchum, Prime Cut with Sean Salisbury and John Granato, and Sports X Radio with Ken Thomson.

TopSpin (July 18)

Hoops star Chris Paul is back this summer to host the Third Annual TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament, presented by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Sixteen athletes will go head-to-head in a ping-pong tournament, testing their skills off the court. This event allows fans to get up-close-and-personal with their favorite basketball players. Stephen Curry, Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas, CJ Watson, Jerry Stackhouse, and P.J. Tucker are just a few of the athletes who participated in 2014. To find out more about TopSpin’s charitable efforts, visit For more information on this year’s event, visit

More information is forthcoming for each of these events. Be sure to check for more updates.

Stay the Night and the Drinks are on Us!

This summer, guests will be able to celebrate Summer Break for Adults, with our Best Available Rate offer exclusively available through or Guests can freshen up their poolside experience with a complimentary iced pitcher of Patrón margarita or a chilled bucket of Stella Artois beers, served poolside. This and exclusive amenity is for stays through September 26. One per reservation. For reservation assistance please call 866.659.9643 and mention code: GVRS15Q.

Please note this offer’s full Terms & Conditions can be found at: Added values are subject to availability, may be substituted at any time and will be provided in a form of a voucher at check-in. Not valid at TAO Beach Voucher not available for redemption on the following dates: 5/22/15, 5/23/15, 5/24/15, 5/25/15, 7/3/15, 7/4/15, 7/5/15, 7/6/15, 9/4/15, 9/5/15, 9/6/15, 9/7/15.