The recent announcement that the expansion Las Vegas Legends of the Professional Arena Soccer League will begin play this fall (See story, Page 17) got us thinking about Las Vegas’ first pro soccer team: the Quicksilvers of the old North American Soccer League. They lasted just one season (1977) because of financial and legal issues, but the Quicksilvers were the first local franchise with a national profile. This website dedicated to “dead teams” tells the tale of the Quicksilvers, including when they defeated the legendary Pelé and his New York Cosmos at Las Vegas (now Sam Boyd) Stadium—a moment worth revisiting … and even celebrating.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products