On a Comeback of Its Own, the WNBA Is a Great Fit for Mandalay BayBy Brock Radke, Las Vegas WeeklyDecember 29, 2017 at 1:39 pmWe’re suddenly surrounded by sports. Much of the infectious current excitement is being generated by the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, the city’s first major league professional team, which is defying expansion expectations by leading the Western Conference. And of course there are the NFL’s Raiders—due to arrive in 2020—and their $2 billion stadium.But the new team that could prove to be the most natural fit here is arriving stealthily. The Las Vegas Aces made their biggest splash on December 11 when they unveiled their name and logo in typically Vegas flashy fashion at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. The WNBA team formerly known as the San Antonio Stars will begin play at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in May.Like Las Vegas’ other sports developments, this team’s transition has been shockingly fast. MGM Resorts International purchased the team in October and hired veteran WNBA figure Bill Laimbeer to lead the way as head coach and president of basketball operations. This month, MGM also announced it’ll spend $10 million to spruce up the Aces’ new venue.