Where You Can Get Las Vegas Aces Championship Gear
The Las Vegas Aces have won the WNBA championship, and the The Aces are now the first professional sports team to bring a championship to Las Vegas, and did so in a big way. Now it’s time to gear up to celebrate The Aces!
The team is partnering with Toyota of Southern Nevada for two pop-up shops where you can purchase championship merchandise and other Aces gear.
The merchandise truck will be at two locations:
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Findlay Toyota; 7733 Eastgate Road. Henderson, NV 89011
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Autonation Toyota; 6300 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89144
We all know the Las Vegas Aces, The Golden Knights, The Raiders – but do you know about some of the other, now defunct – Las Vegas sports teams?
Who knew Las Vegas’ first professional sport would be played on ice? In the desert! Hockey has been in and out of Las Vegas since 1968, when the Las Vegas Gamblers joined the California-Nevada Hockey League. They only lasted three seasons. The Las Vegas Outlaws came along in 1971 and lasted two seasons.
In 1993 the Las Vegas Thunder joined the International Hockey League as an expansion team, and had several current and future NHL players, They lasted six seasons. Other junior hockey teams were started in Las Vegas, but didn’t last – with the exception of The Las Vegas Storm who now play in Nebraska as The Tri-City Storm.
In 2003, The Las Vegas Wranglers gave Vegas hockey fans what they were looking for. They had themed game nights and held some wild promotions. The Wranglers held on for about ten seasons, then in 2016 – BOOM – the news of our approval of an NHL expansion team, The Golden Knights!
Football has had an interesting history in Las Vegas with some unsuccessful teams such as the Continental Football League team, the Las Vegas Cowboys in 1968, and the Canadian Football League team, the Las Vegas Posse in 1994, with no Las Vegas football team lasting more than two seasons.
Indoor arena football was introduced years later with three different teams debuting in Las Vegas: The Gladiators in 2003, The Locomotives in 2009, and The Outlaws in 2015. The arena leagues had some popularity but, sadly, locals lost interest after the teams couldn’t keep a decent record. Now Las Vegas is over the moon with excitement with the Las Vegas Raiders!
Las Vegas has been a hotspot for basketball for a long time, with events like All-Star weekends, the NBA Summer League, and is a hub for those who love NCAA March Madness. The LA Lakers regularly played at least one-preseason game here each year and UNLV’s Runnin’ Rebels have been fan favorites.
As far as professional basketball – it’s all about the WNBA, and our Las Vegas Aces! However, rumors have been swirling about a possible NBA team following suit in the near future.
The Las Vegas Stars arrived in 1983, had a namechange in 2000 to the 51’s In 2019 the became The Aviators. They are now the Triple-A affiliates of The Oakland A’s. Thanks to homegrown stars like Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant, baseball in Las Vegas has been, and will most likely remain, a staple.
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