If you think Vegas is all about slots, shots, and stage shows, you might want to sit down for this one. As it turns out, Las Vegas is now the Sports Capital of the United States. And yes thats official, I just made it so. It can be hard to keep track of all the major and minor league teams we have here in town. Thats why Vegas Local has this comprehensive guide to keep you in the know of all Las Vegas sports teams.
The stadium for the Athletics will be where the Tropicana Casino is currently. Tropicana will close their doors April 2nd, 2024 to make way for the new stadium construction.
Location: Tropicana Casino
Address: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119
Regular Season: March to October
Currently hailing from Oakland, California, the Athletics (A’s) have carved out a storied legacy in their over 100 years in the MLB. Their distinctive green and gold attire has become synonymous with the team, engaging with a dedicated fanbase that filled the stands of the Oakland Coliseum. With their most recent World Series win in 1989, the A’s look to bring the World Series to Las Vegas in 2028 when they move here full time.
The Henderson Silver Knights are a professional ice hockey team in the Pacific Division of the American Hockey League. Based in Henderson, Nevada, the team plays home games at the Dollar Loan Center. The Silver Knights are affiliates of the Vegas Golden Knights (National Hockey League) and the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL).
The Las Vegas Aces are a professional women’s basketball team based in Paradise, Nevada. They play in the Western Conference in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and their home games are played at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay. The team is owned by Mark Davis, who also owns the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Las Vegas Aviators are a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and the Triple-A baseball team for the Oakland Athletics.
The Las Vegas Desert Dogs are the National Lacrosse League’s 15th expansion team, which began its inaugural season in December 2022. Catch the excitement of their 18-game season with 9 thrilling matchups at the iconic Michelob ULTRA Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. The team is led by General Manager and Head Coach Shawn Williams, one of the most accomplished players in NLL history. The ownership group includes Wayne Gretzky, Dustin Johnson, Steve Nash, and Joe Tsai.
Las Vegas Lights FC is a United Soccer League professional soccer team based in Nevada. In 2021, the Lights established an affiliation partnership with Los Angeles FC (LAFC) of Major League Soccer. The team plays its home games at Cashman Field, and its owner is Brett Lashbrook, who also serves as general manager.
The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football team that proudly represents the vibrant metropolitan area of Las Vegas. They are members of the esteemed American Football Conference (AFC) West division in the National Football League (NFL) and bring a fierce spirit to the field. Their electrifying home turf is the Allegiant Stadium, where passionate fans can experience an unrivaled atmosphere. The team, owned by Mark Davis, operates from its headquarters in Henderson, Nevada.
Located in Henderson, Nevada, the Ignite basketball team represents the epitome of the “NBA farm league.” Showcasing a collection of exceptional National Basketball Association prospects, the team captivates audiences with thrilling exhibition games. Comprised of a dynamic roster blending promising young talents and seasoned veterans, the Ignite promises an exhilarating basketball experience.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the leading promoter of mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC features high-intensity fights that showcase remarkable skills, with the iconic T-Mobile Arena serving as the “home octagon.”
The UNLV Rebels are the intercollegiate athletics teams representing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The Rebels compete in the Mountain West Conference. UNLV Athletics graduates leaders win championships and excel in all they do, with core values of integrity, excellence, service, and accountability.
The Vegas Golden Knights are a professional ice hockey team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. They are part of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and play at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip.
To say that the Vegas Night Hawks fly under many football fans’ radar would be an understatement. But we do have excellent, climate-controlled indoor arena football in Las Vegas! Well, Henderson. Playing in the Western Conference of the League, Head Coach Mike Davis’ teams’ games are played at the newly constructed Dollar Loan Center, located near the District at Green Valley Ranch, right off S. Green Valley Parkway.
The Vegas Thrill professional women’s volleyball team embodies the spirit of Las Vegas as the new generation of professional athletes and world-class entertainment. Head Coach Fran Flory leads the team and is one of the seven professional volleyball teams to be a part of the inaugural year of the Pro Volleyball Federation. The team prides itself on respecting athletes and providing fans with the top sports entertainment experience that Vegas is known for.