Las Vegas Aces They went down in history as the first professional team in the city to become champions. He debuted this season WNBA and 78-71 . won the title by defeating Connecticut Sun In Game 4 of the finals.
It is the first major professional sports title for a Las Vegas team.
MVP Aja Wilson said at the on-court ceremony, “You see it. You see it. That’s what we’re making, that’s what we’re doing. That’s it. I’m so happy right now.”
aces to coach, Becky Hammon, who did not win a title in his remarkable career as a WNBA player, Ring completed a decade-long quest. He left an assistant coaching position with Greg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs to take over Las Vegas, and the move paid off.
“They’re amazing on the pitch, but first and foremost they’re amazing human beings. They care about each other. They invest in each other. It’s been an absolute honor to be your coach. I saw excellence and be a part of it.” wanted,” said Becky.
Aces owner Mark Davis, who also owns the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, was not with his football team on Sunday in the playoffs in Connecticut. He picked up the trophy and then handed it to the players who did so.
“Las Vegas, we are the world champions,” Davis said.
A few years ago, Las Vegas was off limits to major sports franchises. The city has rapidly become the center of the sporting world, which has been great news for Caesars and MGM, who host big events for the NFL or boxing. Las Vegas Golden Knights The NHL moved to T-Mobile Arena, which is located between several MGM casinos and those owned by Caesars. The NFL built Allegiant Stadium right off the Strip with the former Oakland Raiders and, well, once the biggest league of them all says Sin City is okay, it’s en route to all the major games (and some minor ones). paves. ) their site in Las Vegas.
Casino players such as MGM and Caesar can fill their properties using game/event tickets to attract high rollers. It is an ecosystem that practically guarantees the success of sports franchises, which explains why Oakland Athletics mlb Negotiating a house in the prestigious Las Vegas StripWhile many teams nba They are eyeing the construction of several NBA-ready stadiums.
Also in Las Vegas 2024 Super Bowl And in November 2023 it will host Formula 1 races. Now, Liberty Media, the parent company of F1has made an even bigger bet on Las Vegas, buying a piece of land off the Las Vegas Strip.
Miami and Austin, Texas are already hosting F1 races. Las Vegas will become the third US-based race to join the circuit in 2023. However, Liberty Media has long-term plans in Sin City, as said by CEO Greg Maffei, who purchased a site from the company for $240 million. Las Vegas Review-Journal,