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Las Vegas Lights FC to play 34 regular-season games - January 12th, 2018

 

The Las Vegas Lights FC inaugural campaign will feature 34 regular-season games, as the United Soccer League expands to 33 teams.

The league announced on Friday that the Lights will join the 17-team Western Conference when the regular season begins in March.

The Western Conference is made up of Fresno FC, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, the LA Galaxy II, OKC Energy FC, Orange County SC, Phoenix Rising FC, the Portland Timbers 2, Real Monarchs SLC, Reno 1868 FC, Rio Grande Valley FC, Sacramento Republic FC, Saint Louis FC, San Antonio FC, the Seattle Sounders FC 2, the Swope Park Rangers and Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

The USL’s 16-team Eastern Conference consists of new teams Atlanta United 2, the Indy Eleven, Nashville SC, North Carolina FC and Penn FC, as well as Bethlehem Steel FC, the Charleston Battery, the Charlotte Independence, FC Cincinnati, Louisville City FC, the New York Red Bulls II, Ottawa Fury FC, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the Richmond Kickers, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Toronto FC II.

The Lights first exhibition match is Feb. 10 at Cashman Field against Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact. The team’s first regular-season home game will be March 24 against an unknown opponent, though owner Brett Lashbrook has asked for the home opener to be against Reno.

Season tickets for the Lights are available starting at $200 and single-game tickets for the team’s first three exhibition matches and regular-season home opener are available beginning at $15 at LightsFC.com.

Contact Ben Gotz at bgotz@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BenSGotz on Twitter.