Advertisement

Ultimate Sumo League Debuts at Park Theater Saturday, April 28


The Ultimate Sumo League, the newest professional sports league, will debut in the bright lights of Las Vegas when the world’s finest Rikishi (Sumo Wrestlers) compete at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Saturday, April 28.
 
The U.S. and World Tour League plans to hold competitions in New York, Orlando, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Seattle and other major cities, according to President & CEO Noah Goldman.
 
Tickets starting at $59.50, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased online at ParkTheaterLV.com or Ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased through the MGM Resorts International Call Center at (866) 740-7711. For more show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com.
 
“Our goal is to bring World Class Sumo Wrestling to the world and what better place to debut the league than in Las Vegas with our great partner, MGM Resorts International,” said Goldman.  “Our league plans to compete in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Australia.”
 
“It will be an evening of sport that is entertaining and action-packed.  Our Sumo match will feature up to 40 individual matches in a double elimination format that will crown a Champion and runner-up.  The Ultimate Sumo League will have a year-long Grand Prix contest with the winners of individual matches receiving points, and the quarterfinalist, semi-finalists and finalists receiving extra points.”

“We are excited about the challenge of making Sumo Wrestling a major international sport with a dynamic and energetic fan base.  Our Rikishi will be ambassadors to bring Sumo Wrestling to the world while entertaining and captivating our audiences.”
 
Goldman announced the league this morning and was joined by six-time U.S. National Sumo Champion Robert Daniel (Memphis, TN), 12-time U.S. Sumo Champion Dan Kalbfleisch (Los Angeles, CA) and Soslan Gagloev (Russia) who competes in the Japanese Professional League.
 
“Sumo is a sport of great athleticism and strategy,” said Goldman. “It is not just large men pushing their opponent around, but it is also skilled athletes that use their skills and knowledge of force and balance to defeat their opponent.  There is a great power and beauty in a Sumo match that is atavistic, epic and universal in nature.  And there will be music, lights and an interactive experience that will captivate and entertain our audiences.”
 
The Ultimate Sumo League anticipates distributing content on live television, streaming on the internet, or taped broadcasts.
 
The Ultimate Sumo League also is developing a full line of merchandise, games, clothing, computer games, books, and toys that will feature the brand and popularize Sumo wrestling.
 
The Ultimate Sumo League will provide clinics and academies to teach Sumo wrestling.
 
Goldman, the President and CEO of the league, developed and produced the World Sumo challenge held at Madison Square Garden and other major venues and produced the series, World Sumo Challenge on ESPN.  Goldman has a career in international finance, sports and entertainment spanning more than 30 years.  He has been involved in securing and raising funding for films, television programs, animated feature films as well as large scale sports events in the U.S. and international.  Goldman was the producer of the Drama Desk Awards.  He produced the Invacare World Team Cup, the foremost wheelchair tennis event in the world.

 

Be the first to review this item!


Bookmark this

12 Feb 2018


By MGM Resorts
Advertisement

Recent Articles

Las Vegas Valley Halloween parties, haunted houses, family events

Las Vegas Valley Halloween parties, haunted houses, family events

in Entertainment News, News

See a list of Halloween activities to keep you "spooked" this October.

‘Legends in Concert’ moving to ‘famed four corners’ of Las Vegas Strip

‘Legends in Concert’ moving to ‘famed four corners’ of Las Vegas Strip

in Entertainment News

“Legends In Concert” is a 35-year survivor and currently the longest-running show on the Strip.

7-foot clown sensation Puddles Pity Party to headline Caesars Palace

7-foot clown sensation Puddles Pity Party to headline Caesars Palace

in Entertainment News

Puddles has now been booked for his first residency, at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. His nine dates run from Jan. 17 through Feb. 9.

Couple visits 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

Couple visits 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

in News

The couple visited four Disney parks in the Orlando, Florida, area and two in Anaheim, California, with a 2,500-mile cross-country flight and two time zones in between.

Advertisement

Must Read Articles

Three Basic Immigration Laws You Need to Know

Three Basic Immigration Laws You Need to Know

Immigration is one of the most talked about -- yet least understood topics -- in today’s headlines.

December 26, 2017 By Law Offices of Peter L. Ashman

What about the kids?: Five common custody questions

What about the kids?: Five common custody questions

A lot of concerns and anxieties center around what will happen to a couple’s kids after a divorce. Learn the answers to common custody questions.

February 12, 2018 By Leavitt Law Firm

Ready to escape? 8 tips to conquer an 'Escape Room'

Ready to escape? 8 tips to conquer an 'Escape Room'

You and your family, friends or colleagues are locked in a room for an hour and have to use your brains to figure out how to escape. Here are 8 tips to help you succeed!

August 13, 2018 By Number One Escape Room