The Sports Issue

The August 24 issue of Vegas Seven magazine
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Just ahead of the biggest fight weekend (so far) in Las Vegas this year, the new issue of Vegas Seven magazine includes our monster Fall Sports preview. Inside you’ll read about Conor McGregor’s nightclub residency (a first for a professional athlete on the Strip), an interview with University of Nevada, Las Vegas Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois, profiles of three UNLV athletes to watch, and two stories I wrote previewing the arrival of the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights, our city’s inaugural pro sports franchise.

“When the Pros Hit the Residential Scene” is a look at southern Nevada’s housing market, why it’s healthier than in years past, and what that means for the professional athletes looking for the right neighborhood to settle down.
“When the Pros Hit the Residential Scene”

“When the Pros Hit the Residential Scene” is a look at southern Nevada’s housing market, why it’s healthier than in years past, and what that means for the professional athletes looking for the right neighborhood to settle down. In conversations with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices president and COO Gordon Miles, and Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors President Dave Tina, I learned which parts of town – and more specifically, which master-planned neighborhoods – would appeal to athletes earning the NHL minimum wage ($650,000 for the 2017-2018 season), as well as those pulling in multi-million dollars salaries. In both interviews, we also talked about the incoming Raiders players, when that team relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

“Vegas Golden Knights Finds Its Home Team Spots” is a quick roundup of seven places where fans can watch the new hockey team outside of T-Mobile Arena.
“Vegas Golden Knights Finds Its Home Team Spots”

“Vegas Golden Knights Finds Its Home Team Spots” is a quick roundup of seven places where fans can watch the new hockey team outside of T-Mobile Arena. I didn’t say “outside of their homes” because southern Nevada’s only cable provider doesn’t currently carry the network on which the Golden Knights games will air. That’s a contentious issue right now for fans, and discussions are ongoing. With the puck dropping October 10 at T-Mobile Arena, people are starting to get anxious, but if you feel like watching the team in a fan-friendly atmosphere, this story will give you some options.

The August 24 issue of Vegas Seven is online and on newsstands now.

 

Golden Knights and the Best Toy Stores in Las Vegas

Vegas Seven magazine list of the best toy stores in Las Vegas
Vegas Seven’s list of Las Vegas toy stores worthy of your money.

The current issue of Vegas Seven magazine features a story I wrote about the best places to spend your toy dollars in Las Vegas. It was a tough assignment, my editor asked me to visit local toy stores and… that’s all I heard. There may have been other words.

In the end, I put together a list of seven stores worthy of your toy dollars this holiday shopping season. The list includes a few “must have” items for your collection, if the stores are willing to part with them.

Knights in Las Vegas

My second Vegas Seven story — which will be featured in the coming week’s issue — is a recap of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team name and logo announcement. Some technical issues plagued the video presentation, but that didn’t phase the thousands of fans who turned out to greet the city’s first professional sports franchise.

As someone who has covered news in Las Vegas for so long, and written a fair share of “stadium proposal” and “relocation speculation” articles, I’m blown away by how quickly the Vegas Golden Knights and their home at T-Mobile Arena came together.