• 03-FEB-2016

Las Vegas Kicks-Off Big Game Weekend with Famous Budweiser Clydesdales

Las Vegas Welcomes Budweiser Clydesdales

LAS VEGAS – The Budweiser Clydesdales have added another iconic background to their portfolio of classic images; the Las Vegas Strip. The famous Budweiser Clydesdales made their grand entrance with a trot down the Las Vegas Strip while cheering fans and excited onlookers watched the majestic horses make their way to Beer Park, located at Paris Las Vegas. The horses passed iconic Las Vegas sites as they made their way, signaling the beginning of the country’s favorite sporting event weekend.

Not only did the Clydesdales trot down The Strip, but they also spent time at the legendary Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and ‘placed’ a bet at The South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.

“Las Vegas provides an exciting and engaging fan experience for all major sporting events,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Only in Las Vegas can you kick off Big Game weekend with the Clydesdales.”

If sports enthusiasts can’t go to the game, Las Vegas is the next best place to be for the biggest sports weekend of the year. The destination expects to see more than 296,000 visitors over the weekend. Las Vegas experiences include game day-themed dinners, group drink specials, world-class entertainment and unrivaled nightlife.

Big Game Specials and Entertainment Include

Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas New to Las Vegas, celebrated its highly-anticipated grand opening with the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Jan. 30, leading off a countdown to the Big Game.

Dine-N-Dash at SLS Las Vegas hosted by Chef José Andrés with special guest chef Curtis Stone, Feb. 5. The culinary tour will feature signature dishes and hand-crafted beverages from all seven restaurants on property, a “cocktail theater” by renowned mixologist Rob Floyd and a live cooking demonstration by Chef Andrés with special guest chef Curtis Stone.

Voted one of the Top 10 Sports Bars in the U.S. by USA Today and Gayot, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Venetian Las Vegas is the perfect place for fans of any team.

Offering an open bar from 2 – 5 p.m. and a stylish buffet, the TAO Bowl Party provides big fun for the Big Game on Feb. 7 at TAO inside The Venetian Las Vegas.

At Holsteins Shakes and Buns inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, fans can choose a delicious burger with flavors inspired by the locations of each team playing in the Big Game. The Bronco Burger features a Colorado lamb burger topped with fire roasted green chilis, swiss cheese, and tomato-cumin aioli. The Carolina BBQ Burger includes a beef burger topped with Carolina-style pulled pork, vinegar slaw and crispy onion straws.

Named one of the “Best Sports Bars in America” by Travel + Leisure and located inside The LINQ Hotel & Casino, TAG Sports Bar and its 42 plasma televisions, provide an optimal Big Game viewing experience. Big Game packages are available for fans, including a tailgate buffet and a bucket of cold beers.

Treasure Island's Gilley's, the only real honkytonk on the Las Vegas Strip, is cooking up an all-you-can-eat-and-drink big game buffet, with barbeque and football favorites on Feb. 7. Gilley’s Big Game Party begins at noon.

The South Point Hotel Casino and Spa will host a Big Game Viewing Party on Sunday, Feb. 7 inside their Grand Ballroom with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. Throughout the game, South Point will offer on-site wagering stations and a variety of drink specials. Additional viewing parties will be held in the Exhibit Hall and Showroom. All viewing parties are free and open to the public.

Participants from more than five countries and 14 states will participate in the second annual Big Game 10K road race festival to be held Sunday, Feb. 7 in downtown Las Vegas. There’s a race distance for all levels, ranging from a 10K, 5K, Combo Challenge (both the 5K and 10K) to a Kids Fun Run on Feb. 7. Football-themed events include a pre-race Carbo Load, post-race Touchdown Tailgate, and a viewing party for the big game itself. The event is being held once again as a benefit for the Las Vegas-based Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, a prominent charitable organization that provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks, as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development.

Offering a fun-filled day of football, food and spirits, The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host their annual Big Game 50 viewing party on Feb. 7. William Hill Race & Sports Book at The Plaza, downtown Las Vegas’ largest sports book, will also offer an action-packed atmosphere to watch the Big Game.

On Sunday, Feb. 7 the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) will welcome football fans to the largest Big Game viewing party in downtown Las Vegas, the “Big Game Bash.” From luxurious VIP packages to delicious eats, the venue will become a thrilling hub for fans to cheer on their favorite teams. In addition, American sports talk radio personality Scott Ferrall of “Ferrall on the Bench” will attend alongside a host of favorite on-air sports radio personalities including Heather Collins (Mix 94.1), Kayla Walker (Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo), MJ (x107.5) and Sandee Bonita (Q100.5).

Autograph Sessions

Before you settle in for the Big Game, meet two football greats, Rocky Bleier and Jay Novacek, at their autograph sessions held at The Orleans Hotel & Casino and Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. Novacek will be signing autographs at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino on Feb. 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. and The Orleans Hotel & Casino on Feb. 6 from 2 – 4 p.m. Bleier will be at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino on Feb. 7 from 9 – 11 a.m. and The Orleans Hotel & Casino on Feb. 7 from noon – 2 p.m.

Sports Book Details

The new sports book at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers guests a significantly upgraded experience, featuring state of the art LED video walls for both sports and race, dozens of high-definition television screens, the latest in mobile wagering technology and a combination of lounge-style seating areas, traditional betting stations and VIP areas.

With Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill providing the game day fare at the sports book and a television screen at every turn, the Race and Sports Book at Caesars Palace provides great food and a fun atmosphere. For fans wanting a little extra, the Race and Sports Book at Caesars Palace will offer a VIP package that includes premium seating in the heart of the Race & Sports Book, tailgate style buffet and all you care to drink non-alcoholic beverages, house wine & champagne, ice cold beers and featured spirits.

With 350 seats, the Westgate Sports Book became known as the original "SuperBook." This colossal space is 30,000 square feet with 28 large television screens allowing for a view from anywhere in the sports book.

Set in luxury, the Wynn Race & Sports Book offers more than 37 televisions and three over-sized screens to make sure guests don’t miss a single play.

For fans off the strip, Red Rock Casino’s Race and Sports Book offers 206 seats, a 96- foot video wall boasting a multitude of high quality television screens and a sports bar and lounge serving up delectable game day fare.