August 31 – Las Vegas’ new pro soccer team now has a name – Las Vegas Lights FC. The name was chosen via an online poll and emblazoned across the Fremont Street Experience LED Canopy.
The Las Vegas Lights will the third expansion team in the United Soccer League (USL) for the 2018 season – the league will grow to 33 teams with Nashville SC and Fresno FC also joining for 2018.
The fan poll received more than 10,000 votes with the Lights name beating Las Vegas FC, Las Vegas Silver, Club Vegas, Viva Vegas and Las Vegas Action.
Now the new team is asking fans to design the club logo.
“This club is for the fans, by the fans, of the fans for our great city of Las Vegas,” said Brett Lashbrook, founder and owner of Las Vegas Lights FC. “Las Vegas soccer fans picked the official team name from over 1,000 ideas originally submitted – and now we want their help to design the logo via LasVegasLightsFC.com. The logo will represent our community for decades to come and we want it to be designed right here in Las Vegas – by our fans.”
“Shields, badges, word marks, fonts, symbols, colors,” the team posted on their website. “You provide the rough draft rendering and we’ll refine it as our official logo.”
While Las Vegas was turning on the lights to its newest sprots franchise, the second tier US league it is joining, the USL, was smashing its attendance record.
The USL surpassed 1.5 million total attendance to set a new single-season record last weekend. With seven weeks of the season remaining, the USL now looks well set to beat two million total attendance in 2017.
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