The Final Debate: Las Vegas Hosts the Presidential Candidates

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas took center stage Oct. 19 as the host for the final presidential debate of the 2016 election season. The campus of UNLV was the site for the historic event, with the university’s Thomas & Mack Center center housing the debate hall.


Message from Oscar Goodman

The final presidential debate of the 2016 election has arrived to Las Vegas!  On Wednesday, October 19, more than 5,000 members of the media will shine a spotlight on the destination broadcasting the best that Las Vegas and Southern Nevada have to offer.

The debate’s potential impact on our community is undeniable. Already it has garnered $80 million in publicity for the destination, and we expect to surpass $100 million. With an expected viewership of 100 million people, we can only imagine the multitude of benefits that will stem from the debate.

Hosting a presidential debate is an incredible honor, providing our community endless opportunities to showcase itself as more than a leisure destination but a professional place to do business. It will also spotlight UNLV as first-rate university, ultimately benefiting its students as they go on to represent their school and the destination around the world. As the eyes of the world focus on us this week, we encourage you to participate in promoting Las Vegas and what tourism and business mean for you through social media. Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #UNLVegasdebate2016, retweet posts, post your own and interact with others so they too can share your Las Vegas story.

Remember to use the custom debate logo we provided for window signs or table tents to show your business’ pride in Las Vegas.

As always, we sincerely thank you for your continued support for the Host Committee, Las Vegas’ tourism, our business communities and now, this historic moment in our city’s history. Don’t forget to tune in to the debate on Wednesday night.


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