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 Aviators, and the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA.
MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 will be an 11-day, 83-game competition that opens with all 32 teams playing four preliminary games each. The top eight teams are then seeded in a tournament, which culminates with a Championship Game on July 15.
The Las Vegas Raiders
Caesars has formed a 15-year partnership that will make Caesars Entertainment (Caesars) the first founding partner of the Las Vegas Stadium, the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders, elevating Caesars' profile in professional sports.
The historic partnership also marks the first Raiders deal with a gaming and hospitality company, providing select Caesars Entertainment customers and Total Rewards members access to exclusive experiences like the customized Caesars-branded Owners Suite at the 50-yard line of the Las Vegas stadium, VIP Dinners on the field, and a host of other perks.
………….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. Thirty-one of the 32 owners voted in favor of the team’s relocation. The Raiders will play in Las Vegas with a new stadium scheduled for 2020.
The Las Vegas Aviators
The Howard Hughes Corporation, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, has announced the team's new name the Las Vegas Aviators. This follows the September announcement of a new two-year Player Development contract with the Oakland A's. The Aviators will be playing in a new $150 million Park expected to be completed by April 9, 2019 for the teams Opening Game.
Las Vegas Aces WNBA 2019 Season
.......... The Las Vegas Aces are a professional women's basketball team based in Las Vegas, Nevada, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Aces play their games at Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Las Vegas Aces 2019 Season Schedule.
The Las Vegas Aces were founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the Utah Starzz before the WNBA inaugural 1997 season.
The NBA and WNBA approved the sale of the Stars to MGM Resorts on October 17, 2017, with the intention of relocating the team to Las Vegas and playing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center starting in the 2018 season
On December 11, 2017, at a press conference inside the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the team name was officially announced as the Las Vegas Aces.