Las Vegas the Neon Oasis in the desert is rapidly becoming a major sports city.
Of course, Las Vegas has been linked to sports for decades, largely as a venue for heavyweight boxing championship matches, star-spangled events that attracted thousands. And, as the epicenter of American sports gambling, the city pulls in thousands even for big events scheduled elsewhere, as evidenced by swarms of gamblers, and professional partyers who show up for Super Bowl and March Madness weekends.
But Las Vegas’ future as a sports capital, changed dramatically last year with the arrival of the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League.
The expansion team, the first Vegas-based team of the “big four” of the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and the NHL, has succeeded beyond even the most ridiculous fantasies ownership and the league might have imagined.
Las Vegas Sports teams include The Golden Knights, the Las Vegas 51s, and the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA.
The Las Vegas Raiders
………….March 27, 2017....The Oakland Raiders are now the Las Vegas Raiders with the end of the roller coaster ride in site. With the Chargers and the Rams firmly implanted in Los Angeles, the Raiders and the NFL seemed destined for Las Vegas. The Raiders appear to have secured financing from Bank of America. Today thirty-one of the 32 owners voted in favor of the team’s relocation. The Raiders could play in Las Vegas as soon as 2019 with a new stadium scheduled for 2020.
Las Vegas Aces Debuts Inaugural WNBA Season
.......... After beginning their inaugural season with two games on the road, the Las Vegas Aces celebrated their home opener on Sunday, May 27 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Aces were joined by special performances by Boyz II Men, Jabbawockeez and the cast members from “Michael Jackson ONE” by Cirque du Soleil. The Las Vegas Aces will take the court for regular season games through the end of August. For more information, visit aces.wnba.com.