MWC Basketball Championships to Return to Las Vegas in 2007

Oct. 13, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -

The Mountain West Conference has selected Las Vegas for its 2007-2010 Men's & Women's Basketball Championships.

The league's Board of Directors approved a four-year deal to send the basketball championships to the Thomas & Mack Center/Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas beginning in March 2007. The agreement with Las Vegas Events could extend the contract to six years (through 2012) if both parties mutually agree to continue the relationship in Las Vegas past 2010.

The Thomas & Mack Center hosts several world class events each year, including the National Finals Rodeo, concerts and boxing matches. The venue has also played host to the ESPY and MTV Music Awards, and is the scheduled site for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. The Thomas & Mack previously served as host of the Mountain West Basketball Championships from 2000-2003.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Las Vegas Events
Founded in 1983, Las Vegas Events, Inc. has grown with Las Vegas as the city has emerged as one of the world's top special event and resort destinations. A private, not-for-profit organization, LVE is funded by hotel room tax and serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. In its 21-year history, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 200 events, which have driven more than 2.5 million visitors to the area, resulting in an economic impact of more than $750 million.
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