Las Vegas Lights FC is already seeing signs of strong fan support, as the club drew large crowds for its recent MLS exhibitions at Cashman Field.
Though a few weeks remain until the start of the club’s first USL season, Lights FC has been in action over the last few weeks against MLS clubs. The team hosted three preseason games at Cashman Field, beginning with a matchup against the Montreal Impact on February 10, followed by Vancouver Whitecaps FC on February 17, and D.C. United on February 24.
Over those three games, Lights FC welcomed more than 23,000 fans to Cashman Field. While it remains to be seen whether that level of support will carry over to the regular season, the preseason games gave the club a good introduction to the Las Vegas professional sports scene. More from The Las Vegas Review-Journal:
The Lights on Saturday night concluded a three-week run of exhibitions against MLS opponents, falling to D.C. United 4-2 before 7,158 at Cashman Field.
That makes a total announced gathering of 23,594 for the home matches, an average of 7,865, or a whole more than other prominent teams draw playing this time of year around town.
(And we’re not talking about the Golden Knights.)
You can triple the number in terms of passion for those who have given the Lights a look.
Lights FC will begin its inaugural season on March 17 with a road matchup against fellow expansion club Fresno FC. The team’s home opener will be on March 24, when it faces off against Reno 1868 FC.
Image courtesy Las Vegas Lights FC.