Spring is in full swing, and Las Vegas has plenty of exhilarating live action on the horizon that is every sports fan's perfect complement to a Vegas adventure.
The Vegas Golden Knights have taken professional hockey by storm in the team's inaugural season. As they continue into the playoffs, you can catch live games at their state-of-the-art home at T-Mobile Arena throughout their postseason run.
The Las Vegas Lights FC of the United Soccer League are also in the middle of their inaugural season, playing home games at Cashman Center. Catch exciting professional soccer matches on April 14 (vs. Sacramento Republic FC), April 27 (vs. San Antonio FC), May 5 (vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC), May 19 (vs. Real Monarchs SLC), June 2 (vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC) and June 16 (vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2).
Another new pro sports franchise is nearing its Las Vegas debut: The Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA. The Aces will play their home games at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Don't miss the chance to see the team in action in its inaugural season. Upcoming home games include May 27 (vs. Seattle Storm), June 1 (vs. Washington Mystics), June 8 (vs. Atlanta Dream), June 17 (vs. Phoenix Mercury), June 22 (vs. New York Liberty), June 24 (vs. Minnesota Lynx), June 27 (vs. Dallas Wings) and June 29 (vs. Los Angeles Sparks).
How about spending a night at the ballpark? The Las Vegas 51s, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, return to action this spring with a full schedule that includes 42 games schedule at Cashman Stadium between April and June. The 51s have home games April 5-9 (vs. El Paso), April 17-23 (vs. Fresno and El Paso), April 30-May 3 (vs. Sacramento), May 8-15 (vs. Fresno and Albuquerque), May 25-29 (vs. Tacoma), June 5-11 (vs. New Orleans and Round Rock), June 21-24 (vs. Reno) and June 29-30 (vs. Salt Lake).
Enjoy free postgame fireworks shows on April 6 and 20; May 11 and 25; and June 8, 22 and 29.
Looking to throw your weight around while you're here? Then you'll definitely want to see the behemoth warriors of the Ultimate Sumo League, which debuts with a stop in Las Vegas on April 28. The league's inaugural competition will take place at Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Resort on the Strip.
How about watching even bigger beasts? The Professional Bull Riders are celebrating their 25th anniversary season with the "Last Cowboy Standing" competition May 4-6 at the Thomas & Mack Center. See who can tame the bucking bulls and walk away with the top prize.