COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 9, 2024) – The Mountain West announced today that Circa Resort & Casino Las Vegas has been selected as the official host venue for the 2024 Mountain West Football Media Days. The partnership, secured by JMI Sports, represents a milestone in the world of collegiate athletics and hospitality, setting the stage for a dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship.

Circa Resort & Casino will not only serve as the Official 21+ hotel of the Mountain West Conference, but also emerge as the preferred destination for hosting in Las Vegas, offering attendees unparalleled experiences during the 2024 Mountain West Football Media Days on July 10 and 11. Renowned for its innovative hospitality approach, Circa will provide a remarkable setting, featuring state-of-the-art facilities including the Mountain West Network Football Media Days live show at Circa Sportsbook. Attendees can expect exclusive fan experiences and unique activations, ensuring an unforgettable start to the collegiate football season in the vibrant city of Las Vegas.

“By partnering with Circa, the Mountain West reaffirms its dedication to enriching the collegiate sports landscape,” said MW Commissioner Gloria Nevarez. “Our collaboration epitomizes a mutual pursuit of innovation, excellence, and hospitality. This milestone marks the convergence of athletics and hospitality, promising dynamic experiences for student-athletes, coaches and fans.”

“Circa Resort & Casino is thrilled to expand their partnership with one of the most premiere conferences in college sports,” Derek Stevens, Owner and CEO of Circa Resort and Casino. “As the host of Mountain West Football Media Days for the second year, we are excited to continually push the boundaries of events in college sports. This partnership between the Mountain West and the mecca for sports fans in Las Vegas is one that we’re excited to see benefit fans of the conference and college sports fans across the country.”

The 2024 Mountain West Football Media Days serves as the kickoff for the football season, culminating in December’s Old Trapper Mountain West Football Championship. The Mountain West Conference offers exclusive interactive opportunities for sponsors at Media Day, with Old Trapper featuring prominently with engaging activations throughout the event.

The two-day media event includes one-on-one interviews with two student-athletes from every MW institution and all 12 head coaches. Each day will begin around 8 a.m. PT and concludes around 4 p.m. PT. A list of student-athletes participating in the 2024 Mountain West Football Media Days is available on the MW Media Days Central page.

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From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the Mountain West continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. Now in its 26th year, the MW has been assertive in its involvement with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. The Mountain West membership is comprised of 11 all-sport members: United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State University, California State University, Fresno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno, University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, San José State University, Utah State University and University of Wyoming. In addition, the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa and Colorado College participate in the Mountain West as single-sport members in football and women’s soccer, respectively.

JMI Sports is a leading media rights and venue development company that provides management of collegiate multimedia rights, sponsorship sales agency representation, and project management expertise for the development of collegiate and professional sports facilities. The company serves to maximize each client’s economic potential through customized initiatives, from marketing and branding solutions to facility design strategies.

JMI Sports’ signature collegiate multimedia rights partnerships include the University of Kentucky, the University of Utah, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, DePaul University, Columbia University, San Diego State University, University of California at San Diego, and joint-venture properties of the University of Georgia (with Learfield), and University of Notre Dame (with Legends). JMI Sports also represents multimedia rights for several conferences, including the Ivy League, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Patriot League and the Atlantic 10, and serves as third-party sales representation for premier sports properties, venues and events, including the Breeders’ Cup, Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, and the Penn Relays.

JMI Sports was founded in 2006 by CEO Erik Judson and technology entrepreneur John Moores. former owner of the San Diego Padres.

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