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2015 Brings Martial Arts, Big Muscles and Wizards to Las Vegas

July 8, 2014

LVCVA Announces News Leases

 

LAS VEGAS - Whether you're in to taekwondo, comic books or bodybuilding, you'll find it next year at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is pleased to announce the return of American Taekwondo Association (ATA) Spring National Tournament and Mr. Olympia presented by the International Federation of Body Builders. New to the LVCC convention calendar for 2015 is Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con. All three shows are open to the general public.

 

The ATA Spring National Tournament is back in Las Vegas March 13-16. The event allows competitors to test and display their skills in a controlled, competitive environment. The association also includes opportunities for education and training sessions during the three-day event. An estimated 5,000 people are expected at attend the tournament. ATA is the premier North American organization dedicated to the martial arts discipline of taekwondo. They first came to Las Vegas in 1995 and have held 18 tournaments here.


For its Las Vegas debut, Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con is expected to draw an estimated 1,500 pop culture enthusiasts. Super heroes, villains and sci-fi characters of all kinds will invade the LVCC April 24-26. Wizard World, Inc. produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows and more.

 

Sculpted physiques return September 18-19 as part of Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend 2015. Mr. Olympia is the title awarded to the winner of the professional men's bodybuilding contest. The competition, which is expected to draw 30,000 attendees, will celebrate its 10th year in Las Vegas next year.


The meetings and convention industry is critical to Las Vegas' economy attracting 12.7 percent of all visitors to Southern Nevada. The industry supports approximately 61,200 local jobs with $2.3 billion in salaries and generates as much as $7.4 billion in local economic impact.