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Las Vegas Aces Announce Season Tickets Are Sold Out in Apparent WNBA First

  • The team sold 8,600 season-ticket memberships for 2024 at Michelob Ultra Arena, which fits around 10,000 people.
  • The back-to-back champs have two months until their first game.
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The Las Vegas Aces sold out of season tickets Thursday, the team confirmed to Front Office Sports, and claims to be the first WNBA team to do so.

The Aces sold out season tickets with more than two months before their season starts May 14 at home against the Phoenix Mercury. The team sold 8,600 season-ticket memberships for Michelob Ultra Arena, which fits around 10,000 people. The lowest-priced season ticket was $200, which made up about 40% of season-ticket sales, per the team.

The back-to-back WNBA champions will put a limited number of single-game tickets up for sale by late April. Those tickets will cost as little as $15 per game, up $5 from last year. The team will also open up tickets for its Sept. 3 game at T-Mobile Arena by the end of March. Fans can join a wait list for season tickets for the 2025 season on the Aces’ website.

The WNBA is interesting in that its stadiums and season-ticket bases vary widely. The Washington Mystics play in a 4,200-seat arena; the Minnesota Lynx, who share their arena with the Timberwolves, can host upward of 19,000 fans.

The WNBA, already coming off earning its best attendance and viewership in decades last summer, has gotten even more boosts in the offseason. Sabrina Ionescu’s three-point contest against Stephen Curry was a top draw for NBA All-Star weekend, and it exposed many more fans to the WNBA. A few weeks later, Iowa phenom Caitlin Clark announced she will forgo her final season of NCAA eligibility and head to the WNBA at the end of this season. The Indiana Fever, who hold the No. 1 draft pick, are already getting increased ticket demand, and other WNBA teams are cashing in, too. Before fees, the get-in rate for a Chicago Sky game is $25 or less, but when the Fever come to town, the cheapest seat is $320.

These metrics, from the Aces’ sellout to Clark’s ticket frenzy, are important for the league as it looks ahead to its next media-rights deal. Its current agreements expire after the 2025 season.

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