Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday that he intends for every county in the state to fully reopen at 100% capacity by June 1. Now, people in the hard-hit entertainment industry are reacting to the prospect of welcoming a full house back to Las Vegas soon.
Starting May 1, Clark County will likely be setting their own COVID-19 safety measures, for things like audience size.
And while details of their proposed plan have yet to receive board or state approval, some stakeholders like UFC President Dana White are wasting no time in verbalizing their optimism. White announced a full-capacity arena event this summer.
In a Tweeted video following the governor’s announcement, White said, “This summer, Las Vegas is back open for business. And on July 10th, UFC 264 will be at the T-Mobile Arena here in Vegas, at 100% capacity, ladies and gentlemen. That’s 20,000 fans.”
Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick said it’s unclear if UFC filed a plan to do this, however.
“I haven’t talked to any sports teams at all, but I know that the health district and BNI are working together to address some of those issues.”
But it isn’t just sports leaders itching to reopen. In the entertainment capital of the world, it’s also the artists, who for a year have been stripped of their spotlight.