ICYMI: In Las Vegas, Senator Rosen Led Tourism Subcommittee Field Hearing on the Economic Impacts of Sports & Entertainment Events

LAS VEGAS, NV – On Friday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion, led a field hearing that examined ways to attract large sporting and entertainment events to the U.S., with a focus on Las Vegas’ experience, and the impacts that sporting and live entertainment events have on the local economy. Witnesses for the hearing included CEO and President of MGM Resorts International Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Steve Hill, President and CEO of the Vegas Chamber Mary Beth Sewald, and President of the Las Vegas Raiders Sandra Douglass Morgan.

KLAS Las Vegas: Rosen leads Tourism Subcommittee Field Hearing in Las Vegas

Reporter:Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen in town for a hearing today. She’s the chair of the Subcommittee for Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion. Over at the convention center, she was joined by some of our key players in the tourism industry, including Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan. Now Morgan touted the success of the franchise and Allegiant Stadium for bringing thousands of new visitors for Raiders games and sold-out concerts.”

President, Las Vegas Raiders:We’re happy to have been a part of creating an additional demand in this market that not only has significant economic impact for the state, but also for the businesses in town, both small and large, who reap indirect economic benefits of our tourism industry.”

Reporter: “The Raiders organization says it’s remained committed to supporting local and disadvantaged businesses since it moved here. Meantime, Rosen says she’s a champion for our state’s travel and tourism economy. She’s working on legislation now to push things even further, including federal funding for a high-speed rail system.”

KSNV Las Vegas: Rosen Holds Tourism Subcommittee Hearing on Economic Impacts of Large Events

Reporter: “Addressing the future needs of not only the country but Las Vegas from transportation to technology, topics during the subcommittee field hearing on the economic impacts of sports and entertainment events.”

Senator Rosen: “What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay here. We want to export all the good things out and we’re going to be the masterplan.” 

Reporter: “Senator Jacky Rosen inviting community leaders to share how sports and entertainment boost the Nevada economy.”

President, Vegas Chamber: “Having the influx of the sporting events that we have, the Raiders. we couldn’t be more proud of them, it really has put our small business community on the global stage.”


Reporter: “To bolster tourism, that remains the economic engine not only in Las Vegas. but Nevada.”

Senator Rosen: “Because we have to be sure that in every single way, the Senate boosts travel and tourism to help Nevada and of course, it’s going to help other states around the nation.”

KTNV Las Vegas: Rosen Holds Tourism Hearing in Las Vegas on Impacts of Large Events & Concerts

Reporter: “Allegiant has also hosted a total of 22 concerts with their entertainment attendants coming in at just under a million attendees. Senator Rosen spoke about all of the entertainers coming and filling 65,000 seats at the stadium. She says it’s pushing people who had not considered visiting Las Vegas before to come.”

Senator Rosen: “Most people come here for about 3 or 4 days. And so now we’re having all kinds of new folks, young and old, coming for these great concerts. A couple of days for Taylor Swift, I think Beyonce is here for a couple of days, I know the stadium opened with Garth Brooks. We’ve had K-Pop, and we’ve had just everything. 65,000 seats we fill at Allegiant Stadium. The $2 billion stadium that serves as the Las Vegas Raiders home has also hosted 20 NFL games.”

KNPR Las Vegas: Rosen Holds Senate Field Hearing On Tourism In Las Vegas

Reporter: “Senator Jacky Rosen hosted a field hearing on tourism at the Las Vegas Convention Center today examining the impacts of sports and entertainment in Nevada. Panelists discussed a number of positive factors such as the continued growth and conventions and sports tourism.”