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SHOT Show in January 2021 canceled because of rise in coronavirus cases

Posted at 10:48 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 09:33:24-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The National Shooting Sports Foundation has announced that the 2021 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor) Show in January in Las Vegas is canceled.

According to their website, the cancellation was made because of the “recent rise in COVID-19 cases” throughout the world.

They went on to say that they have remained in constant communication with Nevada officials throughout the year in our planning for the 2021 show.

Status of upcoming events, conventions in Las Vegas | 2020-2021

Gov. Sisolak recently announced that trade shows and conventions could return to Nevada with attendance capped at 250.

Larger trade shows and conventions can also now apply to host more people (up to 1,000) as long as they are able to separate them into groups of 250.

The SHOT Show, which has been hosted in Las Vegas for 22 years, attracted approximately 60,000 people in 2019. It also generated an estimated $88 million for the local economy.

The show has been hosted by the Sands Expo & Convention Center for the past 12 years.