In a city now brimming with thrilling professional sports teams, it is the women of the NBA (WNBA) who brought home Las Vegas’ first national championship in 2022.
Along the way, the team cleaned up on the individual awards including Coach of the Year: Becky Hammon; Most Valuable Player: A’ja Wilson; Defensive Player of the Year: A’ja Wilson, and Most Improved Player of the Year: Jackie Young. This was only the fourth time in WNBA history that a team had the MVP, Coach of the Year, and won the title in the same year.
As the 2023 WNBA season kicks off, the Aces’ high-powered off-season maneuvers bring a promise for more breathtaking step-back jumpers, 3-pointers, bank shots, and hopefully a championship repeat! The team has added to its already strong roster with two-time MVP Candace Parker, two-time WNBA champion Alysha Clark, Australian center Cayla George and free-agent Kiah Stokes.
The Aces hit the court for 2023’s opening tip-off in late May and play throughout the summer, adding new sizzle to the season for fans – both locals and visitors. The team will play 19 home games during the regular 2023 season at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and one game on September 10, 2023 at T-Mobile Arena against the Phoenix Mercury. To view the full schedule and get information on tickets, click here.
If you can’t attend the games in person, several games will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, and KTNV-ABC.
The Las Vegas Aces is owned by Mark Davis, who also owns the NFL Las Vegas Raiders. Davis recently announced that seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has acquired an ownership stake in the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces! The Aces are in their 27th year as a WNBA franchise team. Under the leadership of Coach Becky Hammon, the 2022 championship was the first for the franchise. Hammon is the first in WNBA history to win a title in her debut season as a head coach.
If championship basketball isn’t your thing, no worries. The SPORTS and ENTERTAINMENT Capital of the World has a professional sports team for everyone including the much-loved NHL Vegas Golden Knights who have won their division championship five out of the six years in the teams’ existence. For professional NFL football excitement look no further than Las Vegas Raiders’ games at Allegiant Stadium. Plus, the Oakland Athletics have announced their intent to move to Las Vegas in the near future, adding yet another professional sports team to the mix. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Don’t miss the enthusiasm of the Las Vegas Lights FC; NLL Las Vegas Desert Dogs, Triple-A Baseball Las Vegas Aviators and XFL Vegas Vipers. In 2023 you can also catch two powerhouse soccer clubs when Manchester United FC vs. Borussia Dortmund meet at Allegiant Stadium on July 30 and Formula 1 racing when Las Vegas hosts a Grand Prix event on the Strip in November. Also keep an eye out for more information on the 2024 Las Vegas Super Bowl.
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