The Last Stop

On the road to Election Day
will take place in Las Vegas.

Let Freedom Ring

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority would like to thank the Commission on Presidential Debates, the candidates and the media for bringing the final Presidential Debate of the 2016 election season to Southern Nevada. UNLV and the LVCVA are proud to have hosted this worldwide event. Thank you to the Las Vegas community for your spirited enthusiasm and helping to show the world that Las Vegas is a world-class city and UNLV is a world-class university. It was an honor and privilege to Let Freedom Ring at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Traffic and Road Closure Information

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department conducted a press conference on October 13 to announce projected road closures and traffic diversions for the 2016 Las Vegas Presidential Debate. The Regional Transportation Commission issued the following press release to provide the public with information on these closures to help them plan ahead for October 19.

Download the Press Release | PDF format

Debate News

Final Daily Debate Digest for October 19th, 2016 - Debate Day

"The 2016 Presidential Debate, Las Vegas-Style" – Cate Weeks, T.R. Witcher;

Tourism One-Sheet for the Debate – Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

B-Roll/Photo Opportunities Announced for Media

Daily Debate Digest for October 18th, 2016

Daily Debate Digest for October 17th, 2016

Daily Debate Digest for October 16th, 2016

Daily Debate Digest for October 15th, 2016

Media Experts

"Demographic Fault Lines and the 2016 Election" – William H. Frey

"Las Vegas: An Economy On The Rise" – Jeremy Aguero

"Water Resources in Southern Nevada" – Patricia Mulroy

LVCVA Newsroom

Link to LVCVA Newsroom

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the debate be held?

The presidential debate will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:00pm PST (9:00pm EST). It will take place in UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. It is the final presidential debate taking place prior to the 2016 general election.

Who can attend the debate?

The Commission on Presidential Debates manages all aspects of the debate, including number of attendees and ticket allocation. The number of attendees will depend on format and production needs.

Where's the best place to watch the debate?

There are a number of online streaming options including YouTube and Facebook; NBC is even planning a special VR feed of the event. There are also some "Live Story" options from BuzzFeed and Twitter. Finally, there are a number of local establishments such as restaurants and bars who may feature special viewing events. Check Google or Meetup for an event nearest you.

I'm a member of the media. How can I apply for a credential to cover the debate?

Media credentials will be issued by the Commission on Presidential Debates. For inquiries, please contact the Commission on Presidential Debates at or by phone at 202-872-1020.
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