The look of the Lights

Las Ve­gas’ new pro­fes­sional soc­cer team un­veils its jer­seys

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - PHOTOGRAPHY - Pho­tos by L.E. Baskow / Lights FC

Las Ve­gas Lights FC de­fender Joel Huiqui meet with fans fol­low­ing the un­veil­ing of their jer­seys. Sin­glegame tick­ets for the team’s spring train­ing and reg­u­lar-sea­son games are on sale. The team played its first game Satur­day and has two more ex­hi­bi­tion matches Feb. 17 and 24. The reg­u­lar-sea­son home opener will be March 24 against Reno 1868 FC. The sec­ondary spon­sor for the team uni­form is the Plaza ho­tel, rep­re­sented on the shorts. Lights jer­seys can be pur­chased at the Z’Bou­tique on the Zap­pos cam­pus, 400 Ste­wart Ave., and also will be avail­able at home matches. On­line pur­chas­ing will be avail­able soon through Zap­pos.com. Juan Car­los Gar­cia mod­els the new Las Ve­gas Lights FC jersey. When a player scores a goal in soc­cer, a tra­di­tional way of cel­e­brat­ing is to lift his shirt. When a Lights player scores a goal, he can lift his shirt to re­veal a smi­ley face with con­fetti, which is printed on the in­side of the team’s jer­seys. “We set out to make the bold­est, most unique jersey in all of pro­fes­sional soc­cer, proudly rep­re­sent­ing the glitz, f lash and glam­our of down­town Las Ve­gas,” said Brett Lash­brook, owner and CEO of the Lights. “Our club pushes the en­ve­lope ev­ery chance we get, and this was our biggest op­por­tu­nity yet. We gave the cre­ative lead to Zap­pos, and we couldn’t be prouder of the fi­nal prod­uct. We prom­ise to make our fans smile.”

Fans cheer dur­ing the Las Ve­gas Lights FC Zap­pos-sponsored jersey un­veil­ing Wed­nes­day at the Zap­pos The­ater.

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