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Formula One Race Las Vegas

Is Formula One Worth It For Residents?

I guess when all is said and done, that will be up for review. But as a Las Vegas resident, I already have my doubts.

To be honest, when I found out that all the beautiful trees were being cut down in front of the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip, ahead of the race, most all of my support was lost.

But Who Can Afford It?

Vegas has changed, no doubt. It used to be a little more of a city, in general. And a city that was of, and for, its residents. But that is no longer.

The Las Vegas Formula One race is not at all for Las Vegas residents. The ticket prices are sky high, and completely unaffordable for the average Las Vegas Joe – or Jane. However, if you’d like to, you can take a test drive, right here. This might be the only chance residents have at experiencing what the race will be like.

Head Honchos Are Not Too Happy:

The Judge reports that Casino owners and bosses are referring to Formula One bigwigs as “gangsters” in the way they are handling things.

KSNV, News 3 Las Vegas reported over the past weekend, that one anonymous hotel manager said that everything is a big mystery, and it’s changing daily. As of now, he doesn’t believe it’s worth all that’s being done.

The manager also expressed concern over how employees will be getting to and from work in the short weeks leading up to the race. No one has tested anything to find out.

As I said earlier, I’m a skeptic Las Vegas resident. It’s virtually impossible to get across town with all of the construction, and it is only going to get worse before it gets better. If it ever really does.

How Will Las Vegas Benefit?

It’s frustrating to hear our local political leaders tell us how much this will do for Las Vegas! But I’d like to know what it will it do for me and you, directly?

Will housing prices, and rent drop? Will our property taxes drop? Will show prices, and concert prices drop? Pretty sure the answer to all is “no.”

Here is a little bit of help, though: If you would like up to date info on Formula One road closures, text F1LV to 31996.I did it, and it’s very helpful!

So – tell me again how great Formula One is going to be for Las Vegas…

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