LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Aces arrived back home early Thursday morning after becoming the WNBA’s first repeat champions in over 20 years.
When the plane carrying the Aces touched down around 5:45 a.m., it was greeted with water cannon salutes on the runway. Fans were waiting at the airport, some overnight, to greet the team.
One fan, Trenia Wilder, said she has had her truck decorated since the beginning of the final. She even had Las Vegas Aces memorabilia displayed inside the vehicle.
Another fan, Carie Brandyburg drove from Arizona to Las Vegas when she got off work Wednesday to attend a fan watch party and said she got to Vegas in time to watch the third quarter.
“So exciting, I’m so proud for the girls. My blood pressure was raised the entire time.”
Late Wednesday night, the team posted on X, formally known as Twitter, that a celebration of the championship is planned for Monday, Oct. 23. No other details were released but in the post-game conference after their win, A’ja Wilson said a parade can be expected.
When the team won the 2022 championship, a parade along Las Vegas Boulevard drew thousands of fans to celebrate that win.
“This is going to look pretty good on marquees around Las #Vegas and #ClarkCounty,” the county posted on its X account.
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