Aces make WNBA history with sell-outs

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The Las Vegas Aces basketball team has sold out every regular season home game.

It marks the first time a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) side has achieved this feat.

The schedule includes 18 games at Michelob Ultra Arena and two games at the higher-capacity T-Mobile Arena.

The sold-out season follows two consecutive title-winning campaigns in 2022 and 2023. The Aces’ lineup is full of star power with four of the team’s players – A’ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young – set to compete for the US at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games later this year.

“I do think that the growth is just the beginning,” Aces chief operating and chief financial officer Matt Delsen said, as reported by NBC News.

“And I think that, you know, the viewership can and is going to continue to grow because these athletes are the best in the world at what they do.

“Our fans relate to our players. I think they see all these accolades and see them winning, but they also have seen who they are as people.”

Delsen noted that after Mark Davis – who also owns National Football League team, the Las Vegas Raiders – acquired the franchise, the Aces prices have been made more affordable which has led to the strong crowds.

The Aces ended the 2023 campaign with the highest attendance in the league, averaging 9,551 fans per game.

A franchise home record was also set last season when 17,406 people watched the victory over Phoenix Mercury at T-Mobile Arena.

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