A huge sporting event is coming to Las Vegas starting early next year. The USA Sevens Rugby Tournament is moving to Las Vegas from San Diego, California.
Tournament organizers have just signed a multi-year commitment.
Officials say they chose Las Vegas for a number of reasons, including its name recognition and its ability to attract visitors of all kinds.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman expects thousands of fans from around the world to come for the tournament each year. “You pick your favorite team, your favorite player, and they play in great spots. They come from all over the world. They’re going to be coming here to Las Vegas,” he said.
Goodman also says he expects rugby’s popularity to grow now that it’s been added to the Olympics starting in 2016.
The first tournament will be held in Las Vegas in February.