The Lights make their preseason debut Saturday night at Cashman Field.

Monster LV Tripleheader Saturday: Golden Knights Fan Appreciation Day; UNLV Hoops; Lights Preseason Debut



Get used to this Las Vegas.


The entertainment capital of the world has added three new professional teams to the market in less than a year and that means there will be days like Saturday.


There’s a tripleheader for sports fans who will be kept busy all day long with a Vegas Golden Knights full-season ticket holders appreciation day at T-Mobile Arena at 12 noon; a UNLV basketball game when Wyoming comes to town at Thomas & Mack Center at 5 p.m.; and the first preseason game for the expansion Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field at 8 p.m.


Welcome to the New Normal in Las Vegas.


Here’s a breakdown on the tripleheader.


At T-Mobile Arena, Golden Knights season ticket holders will stroll the concourse and players, General Manager George McPhee and owner Bill Foley will on hand.

Saturday will be for Golden Knights season ticket holders.


At Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV’s basketball game will take on Wyoming.

UNLV hoops are back in action Saturday.


And at Cashman Field, Lights owner Brett Lashbrook is looking to introduce a whole new outdoor game atmosphere when the new United Soccer League team takes on the MLS Montreal Impact on the first of three preseason games on Saturday nights at Cashman in February. There will be a soccer game amid a party atmopshere before, duriug and after the game.

The Las Vegas Lights FC make their pre-season debut.


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In less than a month, there’s another blockbuster sports weekend in Las Vegas. That when the USA Sevens Rugby, the NASCAR Pennzoil 400, UFC 222 and the Vegas Golden Knights all share a three-day weekend.


The line-up:


Friday, March 2:
3:00 p.m. – USA Sevens Rugby matches – Sam Boyd Stadium
6:00 p.m. – Stratosphere 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators vs. Vegas Golden Knights – T-Mobile Arena

Saturday, March 3:
11:30 a.m. – USA Sevens Rugby matches – Sam Boyd Stadium
1:05 p.m. – Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
5:00 p.m. – UFC 222 – T-Mobile Arena

Sunday, March 4:
11:30 a.m. – USA Sevens Rugby matches – Sam Boyd Stadium
12:30 p.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
5:00 p.m. – USA Sevens Rugby Finals – Sam Boyd Stadium




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Alan Snel

Alan Snel brings decades of sports-business reporting experience to Snel covered the business side of sports for the South Florida (Fort Lauderdale) Sun-Sentinel, the Tampa Tribune and Las Vegas Review-Journal. As a city hall beat reporter, Snel also covered stadium deals in Denver and Seattle. In 2000, Snel launched a sport-business website for called After reporting sports-business for the RJ, Snel wrote hard-hitting stories on the Raiders stadium for the Desert Companion magazine in Las Vegas and The Nevada Independent. Snel is also one of the top bicycle advocates in the country.

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