Young Raiders fan Antonio Gonzalez watches the proceedings as the Raiders fifth round draft pick is announced in front of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign Saturday, April 28, 2017. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

Which Pro Las Vegas Sports Team Are You Most Excited About?

“I think an MLS team would be positive for Nevada. Soccer is internationally loved, so getting Vegas involved would make us relevant to the global community in a new way.” –Shannon Miller, editorial assistant

“While I’m not a football enthusiast, I do enjoy football season. Who doesn’t like cheap drinks and appetizer specials at a kickass bar just because some dudes are throwing a pigskin around? I’m not a die-hard Raiders fan by any means, but I can’t wait to see what the black-and-silver influence on Las Vegas’ entertainment landscape will be.” –Mark Adams, Arts & Entertainment editor

“I don’t care about sports unless it’s basketball, but I can tell you that I hate the Raiders already.” –Lissa Townsend Rodgers, editor-at-large

“Probably the Golden Knights because NHL games are a blast to go to and hockey players are so cute—even if they’re missing teeth.”
Jessie O’Brien, web editor

“I’m actually really excited for the Vegas Golden Knights despite never having seen a hockey game—unless you count The Mighty Ducks. I love the idea of it. I get cold easily so wearing a jersey sweater indoors would be amazing, and the possibility of an ice- rink fight is the stuff of my dreams. Let’s puck it up!” –Amber Sampson, web editor

“The Raiders will expand the possibilities for other potential professional sports teams and build a stronger relationship with our neighbors in California. Raider Nation is a big thing, and we are excited about having them join us in the city of Las Vegas.” –Melinda Sheckells, editor-in-chief

“The Raiders. I haven’t lived in a state with its own professional football team, so I’m excited to rep their gear.”–Ruth Martinez, production artist