The owner of the Las Vegas Rockets, Mark Davis, announced on Thursday that he has agreed to buy the WNBA’s Las Vegas ace:
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Huge #WNBA News: Raiders owner Mark Davis has bought the Las Vegas ace from MGM pic.twitter.com/Zi0xeSX2Ej
George Kliavkoff, President of Entertainment and Sports at MGM Resorts International, confirmed the sale, but it still needs to be approved by the WNBA Council.
After the NFL team spent the first 25 seasons in Oakland, Davis moved the Raiders to Las Vegas in 2020.
Aces is relatively new to the city and moved out of San Antonio before the 2018 season after being acquired by MGM Resorts.
Ace has become one of the top WNBA teams, leading the league with a record of 18-4 last season. The league’s most valuable player A’ja Wilson (A’ja Wilson) participated in the 2020 WNBA Finals, but lost to the Seattle Storm (Seattle Storm).
As part of his immersion in the Las Vegas sports world, Davis has always been a frequent visitor to the game. As Doug Feinberg of the Associated Press pointed out (“Raiders” purchased 1,600 tickets for the 2019 season and distributed them to children).
“Ace is like the sister of the Raiders, [NHL’s] The Golden Knight is like our brother. “Davis said in 2018.
He is now ready to control two professional teams in Las Vegas.