The Best Place to Watch NFL Football in Las Vegas – Ten Things to Know About Football Central at The LVH
The LVH (formerly The Las Vegas Hilton) is one of the oldest Mega-Resorts on or near the Las Vegas Strip. At the time it was constructed in 1969, it was the largest hotel/casino in town. Although that title is now gone, The LVH still boasts having the biggest “something” in Sin City – that would be the sports book. The LVH Super Book is not only the largest in town but the largest in the world. But even a jam packed sports book that is the largest on Earth is not enough for the ultimate football experience. That honor belongs to Football Central, which takes place every Sunday in the LVH Theater. Yes, the same venue that Elvis sold out a record 58 times now holds the biggest weekly football viewing party in the world.
Ten Things To Know About Watching the NFL at LVH’s Football Central:
I attended the Football Central party on a recent NFL Sunday – some tips and tidbits that might help you prior to making the trek to The LVH.
1. The LVH Theater is a smoke-free environment – smoking is permitted a few steps from the entrance in the casino area.
2. Beer and sports bar style food (hot dogs, sandwiches, wings, etc.) can be purchased in the connected snack bar. Hot dogs are only $1 and draft beer (Miller Lite and MGD on tap) is only $2.
3. The LVH Theater is a huge space so finding seating should not be a problem. For premium seats, get there before kickoff. But trust me, there is not a bad seat in the house. The seats are comfortable and there is good leg room to stretch out.
4. You will have to leave the theater to find a restroom, but certainly a very quick walk to the casino. When you use the restroom urinals, you are sure to get a chuckle (you’ll have to see for yourself).
5. The LVH Theater provides a surround sound system that transmits the audio from the game telecast, which adds to the excitement of the game and the experience. Although there are several games on the multiple screens the “main” or most popular game gets the sound.
6. The staff, both at the entrance as well as in the food area is friendly and helpful. The snack bar area was well staffed during my recent visit – great customer service.
7. Although the sports book is about a 90-second walk from the theater, there is a betting kiosk set up right at the entrance, so making a sports bet is a breeze.
8. Halftime lines are announced over the PA system in the theater, so you won’t have to walk back to the sports book to get that info.
9. A cab ride from the strip to The LVH (and vice versa) will run you around $15 depending on where you start from. The Monorail is a good option (albeit slower than a taxi) to get back to the strip at about 1/2 the price of a cab if you are going solo.
10. If for only a few seconds, appreciate the history of the theater as you walk in. Entertainers such as Barbara Streisand, Liberace, and Elvis Presley all performed here during the hotel’s heyday.