While the NHL and the NFL have made noise in the last year with their respective organizational moves to the Las Vegas metropolitan area, it's now the WNBA's turn to join them in Sin City: The Las Vegas Aces have officially have arrived!
The team will play its 2018 home games at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, and the team's roster has some amazing young players who are only going to get better under the tutelage of new coach Bill Laimbeer, a leader with a championship pedigree as a player and as a coach. It's only a matter of time before the Aces are challenging for their first WNBA title.
The franchise relocated from San Antonio, where it spent 15 seasons and made the WNBA Finals in 2008. The team originally started league play in Salt Lake City for the 1997 season before moving to Texas in 2003. While named the "Starzz" in Utah and the "Silver Stars"/"Stars" in Texas, the organization chose a new name for its Las Vegas residency, and it truly reflects the spirit of the city.
It's an exciting time for Las Vegas—more than usual, of course. With the Vegas Golden Knights lighting up the lamp down the Strip at the T-Mobile Arena and the NFL's Raiders coming to town in a few years, Sin City is more exciting than it's ever been. No sports fan visiting Las Vegas will want to miss out on these fun opportunities to enjoy pro sports!
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