Vegas: Hula-Hoop Ban Being Considered

By Gary Johnson - Aug 8, 2010

City leaders in Las Vegas may ban Hula-Hoops at the five block pedestrian mall known as the Fremont Street Experience. The plastic hoops could be banned as they are said to cause obstructions to the flow of people walking along the area.

Steve Friess of Aolnews.com is reporting that the bill for the ban is going before the full board for consideration on August 18. Councilman Stavros Anthony said “Apparently there are Hula-Hoop people,” “These aren’t little Hula-Hoops. They’re big Hula-Hoops.”

The council is trying to control what goes on at the plaza, which for those who do not know is covered by the world’s largest LED screen that doubles as the underside of a metal roof. This is not the first time the council has tried to ban things like leafleting and entertaining at Fremont Street, but federal courts have previously dismissed such bans stating the area is a public square.

At night the pedestrian mall can have thousands of people strolling along listening to live bands, and enjoying the frequent light shows on the LED screen. AOL news spent an hour asking tourists about the Fremont Street enterprises without one complaint.

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