No city in the country has experienced the influx of professional sports like ours has in the last couple of years.
The latest announcement of a professional sports franchise finding a home here in Las Vegas comes from the Women’s National Basketball Association.
This week it was made formal that the San Antonio Stars would become the Las Vegas Aces. The team was purchased in October by MGM Resorts International with the relocation all but a certainty.
Coaching the new squad of hoopsters will be none other than the legendary NBA champion center Bill Laimbeer, who won two titles with Detroit Pistons during their infamous “Bad Boys” run in the late eighties and early nineties.
Laimbeer has coached in the women’s league for 13 years, and he takes over a team that hasn’t had a great deal of success of late.
However, sometimes all it takes is a new start to get the wins rolling. Relocating to Las Vegas certainly qualifies as a new beginning. After all, this is the city where everyone gets a second chance.
The WNBA has 12 teams and has been playing since 1997. There are two conferences, the East and West, and 34 games in a regular season.
Earlier this year it was announced that a United Soccer League expansion franchise would call Las Vegas home for the 2018 season. The Las Vegas Lights FC (futbol club) will begin play at Cashman Field.
The USL is a division II league, one step below the highest level of professionals. It is considered one of the best DII programs in the world.
According to the USL website, “Since the start of the 2015 season, the USL has more than doubled in size going from 14 teams to 24 in 2015 and 30 in 2017, giving the league a combined MSA reach of 75 million people, 25 percent of America’s television households.”
Needless to say, if living in a city with professional sports has always been a goal of yours, turns out Las Vegas might very well be where you find your dream home.