After months of speculation, the news is official: Formula 1 is bound for Sin City for a night race in November 2023. The Las Vegas Grand Prix was confirmed on Wednesday night. The news marks the third major F1 event that will take place in the U.S. during the 2023 season, following in the footsteps of Miami and Austin. The Netflix show Drive to Survive has fueled the popularity of the sport in the US. Last week’s Saudi Arabian GP drew 1.44 million viewers, making it the most-watched race on cable since 1995.
Camp Nou Draws Historic Crowd for Barcelona, Real Madrid Women’s Match
Invest in women. On Wednesday, Camp Nou posted historic numbers as it drew 91,553 fans for the Premier League quarterfinal match-up between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The event set an attendance record for the women’s game, eclipsing the previous mark of 90,185 at the 1999 women’s World Cup. Barcelona took the match 5-2.
Nike Announces First Off-White Collab Since Virgil Abloh’s Passing
When Virgil Abloh passed away in November 2021, many questions remained about his legacy collaborations with some of the world’s biggest brands. On Wednesday, sneakerheads got good news as Nike unveiled a series of upcoming collaborations with Abloh’s Off-White. The upcoming drops were designed with Abloh, and the release has been approved by his wife, Shannon. Boardroom went deep on the story behind the shoe.
Tracy McGrady’s Ones Basketball Association Releases Debut Season Schedule
T-Mac is heading back to the hardwood. The NBA legend announced his new one-on-one basketball league late last year, and on Wednesday, the Ones Basketball Association revealed the schedule for the upcoming season. The debut season tips off this April and will make seven stops: Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, NYC, the DMV, New York City, and Los Angeles.
Mets Owner Steve Cohen’s Collectors Raises $100M
Mets owner Steve Cohen is all in on the hobby. His company, Collectors Universe, raised $100 million at a $4.3 billion valuation, after a wildly successful year fueled by the rise of the collectibles industry. The company reports that it doubled its revenues over the last year, bringing in $300 million.
Tyler, The Creator Brings ‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST’ to Amazon Prime
Tyler, The Creator is currently on the road with one of music’s most popular tours. The rapper’s ‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST’ skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard 200, and the record has been selling out stops all over the U.S. On Thursday, Tyler, the Creator will bring the show directly to living rooms around the world, teaming up with Amazon Prime for a livestream of his Los Angeles show. It will premiere at 7:40 PST and be made available on-demand immediately after the show.
SLAM Auctions 1-of-1 Cover Featuring LaMelo Ball
LaMelo Ball is no stranger to forging firsts. The Hornets superstar is teaming up with SLAM Magazine and eBay for its first-ever auction of a bespoke cover. On the magazine’s 237th cover, Ball recreates the iconic NBA crossover pose, modeled after Jerry West. The auction launches March 31 at 2 p.m. EST and will run through April 10 at 2 p.m. EST.