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Vegas Fuels Formula 1’s Growth With $19.5M Commitment

  • The commitment by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will go toward the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
  • It is one of the largest commitments by the LVCVA.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has committed $19.5 million over the next three years toward Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix. 

The LVCVA has partnered with Liberty Dice Inc. for the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will run its inaugural race in November 2023 on a temporary 3.8-mile course on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. 

  • The commitment is one of the largest by the LVCVA.
  • Payment will be made using the board’s general fund.
  • Its general fund consists primarily of room tax revenues from hotels and motels. 

The LVCVA’s unanimous vote to spend $6.5 million per year to sponsor the Las Vegas Grand Prix follows Liberty Media — F1’s parent company — agreeing to purchase 39 acres east of the Strip for $240 million. The area will be used as the pit and paddock complex for the Las Vegas Grand Prix. 

U.S. Growth

The highly anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix will mark the third race in the U.S. on the F1 calendar. The Miami Grand Prix was held on May 8 at Hard Rock Stadium, and the United States Grand Prix is set for Oct. 23 at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas.

F1 last raced in Las Vegas in 1982 for the Caesars Palace Grand Prix.

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