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Forget the flashing lights and slot machines for a second. Las Vegas has a different kind of heat—and it’s coming from the court. The Aces have taken the WNBA by storm, and their electrifying game is a must-see for any sports fan.

Take a sneak peek at the Las Vegas Aces 2024 season.

The 2024 Season Will be the Biggest in WNBA History

Forget the flashing lights and slot machines for a second. Las Vegas has a different kind of heat—and it’s coming from the court. The Aces have taken the WNBA by storm, and their electrifying game is a must-see for any sports fan. Take a sneak peek at the Las Vegas Aces 2024 season.

The 2024 WNBA season promises to be one of the most exciting yet with Caitlin Clark, the Iowa women’s basketball phenom, joining the league. Clark broke the NCAA women’s career scoring record during her junior season.

In addition to Clark, several other college stars, including Angel Reese of LSU, will also be joining the league. This influx of talent is sure to raise the bar for the league and the popularity of women’s sports.

2024 is also an Olympic year, meaning stars of the Las Vegas Aces will compete in Paris for the gold. Here’s to looking ahead to a great season and Olympics representation.

Can The Aces Go Back-to-Back-to-Back?

The Aces had a historic 21-2 start during the middle of the 2023 season, officially making the record books with the best regular season record. From great coaching and point guard play to top scorers, this super team had no apparent weaknesses. Leaning on two of the league’s best players in A’ja Wilson and Candace Parker certainly helped their record-breaking run. Despite injuries to Ms. Parker, Kiah Stokes, and Chelsea Gray during the WNBA finals, the Aces overcame their short bench to beat the impressive New York Liberty.

After Candace Parker re-signed in the offseason, the Aces are bringing back their entire starting five, including Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, and A’ja Wilson. Additionally, they signed Megan Gustafson in free agency to give them more front-court depth off the bench.

As expected, the Aces enter the 2024 season as the clear favorites to win the WNBA championship. According to the STN Sports App, they are listed at -110, with the second choice, New York Liberty, at +240. Although Liberty’s roster remained largely intact, Seattle has made some key signings and will be in contention in the West.

Where The Aces Play

The Aces play most of their home games at Mandalay Bay’s Michelob ULTRA Arena. Last season, they played a couple of times at the larger T-Mobile Arena.

A cutting-edge sports and entertainment complex with a seating capacity of about 10,000 for Aces games, the incredible arena itself has witnessed unforgettable events, from exhilarating concerts headlined by top artists like Katy Perry to adrenaline-pumping UFC fights and even glamorous TV specials like the Latin GRAMMY Awards.

What to Expect at the Game

On March 7, 2024, the Aces became the first team in WNBA history to sell out their allotment of season tickets. Although some single-game tickets may be available on the Aces website, given the high demand, you may have to scour the second-hand ticket seller market. Although the days of $10 tickets are gone with the team and sport’s growing success, prices will still be very reasonable compared to most Vegas entertainment.

No one does spectacle and entertainment like the world’s entertainment capital, and sporting events are no exception. The Aces production team and announcer Chet Buchanan keep the arena high-energy until the final buzzer. The arena also offers a number of giveaways, including two free slices of pizza for every attendee if an opposing player misses two consecutive free throws.

Meet The 2024 Aces

Introducing the unstoppable Las Vegas Aces – a powerhouse team led by the incomparable A’ja Wilson, high-scoring Jackie Young, dynamic Chelsea Gray, tenacious Kelsey Plum, seasoned Candace Parker, and master strategist coach Becky Hammon. With each contributing a unique blend of skills, prowess, and court intelligence, they create an electrifying game that leaves fans and opponents in awe.

A’ja Wilson – Forward – #22

When you watch Ms. Wilson, the 2022 MVP and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year, you will know that you are watching the best women’s basketball player on Earth. Her silky smooth offensive moves in the paint are pretty much unstoppable.

When opposing teams drop more players in the middle, Ms. Wilson is nearly automatic with the mid-range jumper. All of this allows her to score about 20 points per game.

Not to be outdone by her offense, Ms. Wilson’s defense is beyond suffocating, and she regularly turns into a human fly swatter with key blocks. All we can say is if you are sitting courtside, you might end up with a spilled drink if one of her blocks heads your direction!

A'ja Wilson

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Jackie Young

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Jackie Young – Guard – #0

‘J Yo’ is one of the WNBA’s most prolific scorers and all-around players. Ms. Young also averages nearly 20 points per game and shoots nearly 50% from 3-point land (you read that right!).

Throughout the season, during close games, especially when teams focus on stopping Wilson, Ms. Young will often knock down a critical shot. And if the Aces didn’t have so many great players, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine Ms. Young averaging more than 30 points per game if she played on any other team.

Chelsea Gray – Guard – #12

The POINTGAWDDDDD, as she is known, Chelsea Gray is the most dynamic point guard in women’s basketball. Her electric passing ability will leave you speechless and opposing teams thinking they were on the court with Magic.

Like the other Aces starters, Ms. Gray, averaging almost 15 points per game, can also score at will, especially if teams cheat to guard the other Aces. When watching an Aces game, also check out what shoes she is wearing, as Ms. Gray sports some of the best kicks in the league.

Chelsea Gray
Kelsey Plum

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Kelsey Plum – Guard – #10

We believe Ms. Plum is the most tenacious player in the league. Her doggedness on both ends of the court makes her a favorite of many Aces fans. You can find a clip on YouTube of Ms. Plum diving on the court and fight for a ball in a game with only a few seconds left where Team USA was up by more than 20—enough said!

She also regularly will jaw back and forth with opposing players adding to the game’s tension. Ms. Plum, one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball history, can score at will, as demonstrated by her 40-point game at Minnesota in July 2023.

At 5 foot 8, she can pass and dribble like a second point guard and will regularly drive in or make a cut to the basket amongst the trees. A master on the court and in social media, Ms. Plum, is a must-follow. Plum married former Las Vegas Raider and current New York Giant Darren Waller in 2023.

Candace Parker – Center – #3

In 2023, Ms. Parker, a multi-time champion and one of the best players in league history, was brought in to be the cherry on top for the defending champion Aces.

Although she was sidelined by injury problems late in 2023, Ms. Parker has done all of the little things for the Aces, playing solid defense, blocking shots, rebounding, and making key passes. Her stat line has understated her contributions to the team.

Candace Parker
Becky Hammon

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Becky Hammon – Head Coach

In her playing career, Becky Hammon was an all-star guard for the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars – the same franchise as the Aces before they moved to Las Vegas in 2018.

After playing, Ms. Hammon was hired as an assistant coach of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. While there, notably, she was the head coach of the Spurs NBA Summer League in 2015 and became the acting head coach during a regular season NBA game in 2020 after Head Coach Gregg Popovich was ejected. Ms. Hammon’s mark on the game as a coach is unmistakable.

When games are close during the first half, Ms. Hammon will make adjustments that often will see the Aces suddenly going on a run and blowing teams away at the beginning of the 2nd half. You will also see her regularly working over officials after questionable calls and praising opposing players. She has clearly earned the respect of all.

Secure a Seat at These High Stakes Games

May 14, 2024

Season Opener vs. Phoenix Mercury

The Aces will likely receive their championship rings from 2023 at this game.

May 25, 2024

Aces vs. Indiana Fever

Caitlin Clark is expected to play her first pro game in Las Vegas, which will be the biggest game of the year.

June 7, 2024

Aces vs. Seattle Storm

Las Vegas fans will get our first glimpse of the improved Storm.

June 15, 2024

Aces vs. New York Liberty

The Aces play the Liberty in a 2024 WNBA Finals rematch.

July 2, 2024

Aces vs. Indiana Fever

Caitlin is back!

Can’t make it to the game live? Download the app ( Apple | Android ) or check the internet to find their games, which are all televised. Aces games are broadcasted  on Silver State Sports Network, ESPN, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network. ION or Amazon Prime Video.

P.S. – Read the highlights from their last championship win!

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