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Aces make WNBA history again by selling out all home games

Updated June 21, 2024 - 6:47 pm

The Aces continue to rewrite the WNBA’s record books.

They became the first team in league history to sell out each of their 20 regular-season home games, the club announced Thursday.

The 2022 and 2023 WNBA champions previously became the first team in league history to sell out its season-ticket memberships in March.

The Aces are playing 18 games at Michelob Ultra Arena this season and two at T-Mobile Arena. Their two games at T-Mobile Arena take place July 2 against the Indiana Fever and Sept. 3 against the Chicago Sky. The Fever feature 2024 first overall pick Caitlin Clark, who starred at Iowa.

Fan interest has soared because of the Aces’ dominance on the court.

They’re attempting to become the first team to win three straight championships since the Houston Comets, who won the first four titles in league history from 1997 to 2000.

The Aces led the WNBA in attendance in 2023, averaging 9,551 fans per game. They also set a Las Vegas franchise record when 17,406 fans attended the regular-season finale against the Phoenix Mercury on Sept. 10 at T-Mobile Arena.

The Aces’ quest for a third straight title isn’t off to the best start. They are 7-6 and fifth in the standings in the 12-team WNBA.

The Aces did win their last game 94-83 against the Seattle Storm on Wednesday.

The sellouts should add to what is shaping up to be an exciting summer for the franchise. Along with the chase for another title, four of the Aces’ best players will represent the United States in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Star forward A’ja Wilson and guards Jackie Young, Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray will try to help the U.S. win its eighth consecutive gold medal.

Gray appeared in her first game of the season Wednesday after recovering from a foot injury she suffered in the 2023 WNBA Finals.

The Aces wrap up a three-game homestand at 7 p.m. Friday against the Connecticut Sun (13-1) at Michelob Ultra Arena.

Contact Danny Webster at dwebster@reviewjournal.com. Follow @DannyWebster21 on X.

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