Vegas Trip, now an annual CIA tradition, is a way for our members to get together and celebrate their love of Chelsea FC without the stress of match planning, tickets, or strict schedules!
When: June 10 – 15, 2015
Join us for one, or all five days! Our schedule is pretty relaxed, so you have plenty of time to do as you wish in Vegas. In the past, some members have gone to watch a show, play Bingo, lounge at the pool, or even shot vintage automatic rifles. There are two official events you would not want to miss: Star on a Stool, and our Supporters’ Cup. The Women’s World Cup is also scheduled for this year, so perhaps we can catch a game or two at the hotel bar.
Official Hotel: The Cosmopolitan
The hotel is sold out for the 3rd annual CIA Vegas Summer Conclave, but we have a handful of rooms set aside for us remaining. We negotiated the same rate as we have had the past two years which is $169 per night. There are also other highly discounted rates for upgraded rooms. If you try to book the Cosmopolitan on your own during that weekend you will see that the going rate was double what we are paying (when rooms were available). It took a lot of work and effort to get us to this rate.
We only have a limited amount of rooms at this rate and when our inventory is depleted, there will be no more rooms.
You must email Cary at [email protected] to reserve a room, and rooms must be booked by 6/7/15.
Please be considerate of the fact that we only get these good rates because we are supposed to fill the rooms in our block. If we don’t fill them, we may get severely penalized financially by the hotel. Also, please know that we have worked out a deal with the hotel which allows us to pay for our Chelsea Legend, Mario Melchiot to stay at the Cosmo at a very low rate. Our legend will also receive a free guaranteed upgrade as well as other VIP amenities.
The deadline to book is 6/7/15
Official Guest: Mario Melchiot and now Gus Poyet
Chelsea Legend, Mario Melchiot, will be joining our group for this year’s Vegas Escape. As right-back, he had 130 appearances for our beloved Club. Get your questions ready for a special weekend with Super Mario.
UPDATE!!!! We have a last minute special guest who will be joining us for most of the festivities. We have added Chelsea Legend Gus Poyet to the event.
From Wikipedia: Poyet joined Chelsea on a free transfer in June 1997. Not long into his first season at the London club, he suffered cruciate ligament damage, but recovered to play in the team’s successful Cup Winners’ Cup Final against VfB Stuttgart. The following year, he contributed 14 goals – making him the club’s second highest scorer – to help Chelsea finish third in the Premiership, including a crucial headed goal in 1–0 win against Leeds United. He also scored the winner for Chelsea in the 1998 UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid. In 1999–2000, he scored 18 goals (which again made him Chelsea’s second highest scorer), with a scissors-kick volley against Sunderland, a long range strike against Lazio, and both of Chelsea’s goals in the FA Cup semi-final against Newcastle United, among the most memorable, as the team won the FA Cup and reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
Las Vegas Cup
Lace up your (indoor) boots for a fun, friendly, and exciting game of footy.
Sunday, June 14th 2015 @ 9:30AM – 1:00PM
$10 per player (Payment will be collected at the tournament, please bring exact cash. No credit cards or checks please.)
Las Vegas Indoor Sports Center
3055 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Sign Up Link:
CLICK TO SIGN UP HERE (opens a new window). Please be very honest with your skills. We want to make sure we have even teams 🙂
We hope to see you at The Strip in June!