Las Vegas Aces Open Inaugural Season May 20 on Road at Connecticut

Home Opener Slated For Sunday, May 27 Against Seattle

LAS VEGAS (February 8, 2018) — The WNBA released the 2018 schedule for each of the league’s 12 teams, and Las Vegas will begin its inaugural campaign on the road with a two-game swing through Connecticut (Sunday, May 20 at 10 a.m. PDT) and Washington (Tuesday, May 22 at 4 p.m.). The Aces’ home opener at the Mandalay Bay Events Center is slated for Sunday, May 27 against the Seattle Storm at 5 p.m.
 
The defending WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx travel to Las Vegas for games Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Last year’s runner-up, the Los Angeles Sparks, also make two trips to the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m.
 
The Aces make their national television debut Friday, June 22 when they host the three-time defending Eastern Conference Champion New York Liberty. Tipoff on ESPN is scheduled for 7 p.m. Las Vegas also hosts New York on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.
 
The 2018 regular season concludes Sunday, Aug. 19 as the Aces host Atlanta at 3 p.m.
 
Other Schedule Notes

  • Las Vegas is on the road for nine of its first 13 games.
  • The Aces close out the schedule with four of five games at home.
  • The team’s longest home stand is four games, June 22 through June 29.
  • The Aces longest road trip is four games, June 10 through June 15.
  • Las Vegas has two back-to-backs—at Seattle on May 31 and vs. Washington on June 1; at Indiana on June 12 and at New York on June 13.
 2018 Schedule
 
            Date                      Opponent                                      Local Time          Pacific Time
May         20         @         Connecticut                                     1:00 pm                10:00 am
                22         @         Washington                                     7:00 pm                  4:00 pm
                27                      Seattle                                            5:00 pm                  5:00 pm
                31         @          Seattle                                            7:00 pm                  7:00 pm
 
June          1                     Washington                                     7:30 pm                  7:30 pm
                  3         @         Chicago                                          5:00 pm                  3:00 pm
                  8                     Atlanta                                            7:30 pm                  7:30 pm
                10         @         Phoenix                                          3:00 pm                  3:00 pm
                12         @         Indiana                                           7:00 pm                  4:00 pm
                13         @         New York                                        7:00 pm                  4:00 pm
                15         @         Dallas                                             7:00 pm                  5:00 pm
                17                     Phoenix                                           5:00 pm                  5:00 pm
                19         @         Seattle                                            7:00 pm                  7:00 pm
                22                     New York (ESPN)                            7:00 pm                  7:00 pm
                24                     Minnesota                                       3:00 pm                  3:00 pm
                27                     Dallas                                              7:00 pm                  7:00 pm
                29                     Los Angeles                                    7:30 pm                  7:30 pm
 
July           1         @         Los Angeles                                    2:00 pm                  2:00 pm
                  5                     Chicago                                           7:00 pm                 7:00 pm
                  7                     Connecticut                                     7:30 pm                 7:30 pm
                10         @         Chicago                                          7:30 pm                 5:30 pm
                13         @         Minnesota                                       7:00 pm                 5:00 pm
                15                     Los Angeles                                    3:00 pm                 3:00 pm
                19         @         Phoenix                                          7:00 pm                 7:00 pm
                22                     Indiana                                           3:00 pm                 3:00 pm
                   
August       1                     Phoenix                                          7:00 pm                 7:00 pm
                  3         @         Washington                                    7:00 pm                 4:00 pm
                  5         @         Connecticut                                    3:00 pm               12:00 pm
                  7         @         Atlanta                                            7:00 pm                 4:00 pm
                  9                     Minnesota                                       7:00 pm                 7:00 pm
                11                     Indiana                                            7:30 pm                 7:30 pm
                15                     New York                                        7:00 pm                 7:00 pm
                17         @         Dallas                                             7:00 pm                 5:00 pm
                19                     Atlanta                                            3:00 pm                 3:00 pm
 
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Media Contact
John Maxwell
Las Vegas Aces Media Relations
jmaxwell@lasvegasaces.com

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