Las Vegas Aces become first WNBA team to sell out every home game in a season

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces became the first WNBA team to sell out every home game in a season when the last tickets were claimed Thursday for a Sept. 3 game against Angel Reese and the Chicago Sky.

This game is one of two games scheduled at T-Mobile Arena, which is larger than the Aces’ usual venue. The Aces will face Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever on July 2.

The remaining 18 home games for the two-time defending champions will be played at Michelob Ultra Arena.

Las Vegas also became the first team in March to sell out its allotment of season tickets, leaving only individual game tickets available.

The Aces set a team attendance record for Michelob Ultra Arena when 10,424 people showed up Saturday for the WNBA Finals rematch against New York, which the Liberty won 90-82.

Las Vegas set a franchise home record when 17,406 fans watched the Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 100-85 last season at T-Mobile Arena.

The Aces led the WNBA in attendance last season, averaging 9,551 fans. They are averaging 10,379 this season, fourth in the league through Wednesday games.

The Fever lead the WNBA in attendance with an average of 16,757, breaking their total attendance record from last year just five games into the season.

Their increase in attendance comes at a time when the league is receiving attention like never before in its 28-year history. This is largely due to a strong rookie class that includes Clark and Reese. The overall league attendance average is 9,195, which is on track to be the highest in 22 years.



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