Las Vegas to Host Final Presidential Debate

Thomas & Mack Center. Image Source: Mike Stotts/Las Vegas Review-Journal file

Las Vegas will host the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center. The last debate is scheduled for October 19th 2015. Las Vegas came out ahead of a list of 16 cities including Nashville TN, Birmingham AL and Jacksonville FL.

According to the Las Vegas Sun:

The expenditure approved by the Las Vegas visitors authority includes a $1.95 million host fee and $2.05 million for the event program and production.

The debate is expected to have a significant impact on the valley. The authority estimates that the media exposure generated by a presidential debate will be worth more than $50 million, and the Las Vegas area will see a direct economic impact of $6 million.

Traffic

Approximately 3500 journalists are expected to be attending the final debate. Visitors can expect heavy traffic around the Thomas & Mack Center located south of Las Vegas Boulevard, particularly along Maryland Parkway between Flamingo and Tropicana Roads.

A full list of cities that sought to host the debate is available here.