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.
Congratulations to the Vegas Golden Knights on another Great Season!
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 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.