LAS VEGAS – August 1, 2014 – The Las Vegas Legends celebrated its recent induction into the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and its return to Orleans Arena today along with team General Manager and President Meir Cohen and MASL Commissioner Kevin Milliken, Orleans Arena executives and returning players.
“We are delighted to be back at Orleans Arena, where our home has been for the last two seasons,” said Cohen. “The Legends have become champions here, and we look forward to winning many more games – this time as an MASL team – on this turf!” he exclaimed.
Darren Davis, Executive Director of the Orleans Arena, added, “We are thrilled the Legends are returning to Orleans Arena, where we have developed a wonderful partnership. We welcome Legends fans, soccer enthusiasts and the entire Las Vegas community to join us in supporting the team towards another victorious season.”
On June 23, the Legends announced they will play the 2014-15 season in the Major Arena Soccer League, a newly formed super league of 23 professional indoor arena soccer teams from across the United States and Mexico. Major Arena Soccer League will play 20 regular season games and the teams will be divided into multiple divisions based on geography. Three teams from each division will make the play-offs. Teams in the league include:
Detroit Waza Flo
Hidalgo La Fiera
Kansas City Comets
Las Vegas Legends
Oxford City Football Club
Saltillo Rancho Seco
San Diego Sockers
St. Louis Ambush
Syracuse Silver Knights
The MASL season begins in October, with the Legends playing 10 home games on the following dates. Team schedules will be released later next month, along with the play-off format.
Sunday, October 12 – Pre Season
Sunday, October 26 – Season opener
Sunday, November 9
Sunday, November 23
Tuesday, December 2
Tuesday, December 30
Friday, January 16
Friday, January 30
Friday, February 6
Friday, February 13
Tickets are priced at $9 for children and $20 for adults, and can be purchased by visiting www.OrleansArena.com or by calling (702) 284-7777 or toll free at (888) 234-2334. Season tickets can be reserved immediately for the Legends’ ten home games. Kids’ season tickets are priced at $70 while adult season tickets cost $120. There are additional options, including Season VIP for $320. To reserve season tickets, call (702) 233-3600 or visit www.lasvegaslegends.com.
The Legends are currently searching for a new head coach, which will be announced closer to the start of the season. Open tryouts will be held August 25-31 at the Las Vegas Indoor Soccer Complex, located at 1400 N. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89128. To register for tryouts or for more information, call (702) 233-3600.
Meir Cohen, General Manager and President of the Las Vegas Legends, announces the team’s return to Orleans Arena, ticket sales and the upcoming season’s game schedule on Friday, August 1 at Orleans Arena.
Darren Davis, Executive Director for Orleans Arena; Meir Cohen, General Manager & President of Las Vegas Legends; and Kevin Milliken, Commissioner for the Major Arena Soccer League, pose at a press conference and celebration announcing the return of the Las Vegas Legends to Orleans Arena on Friday, August 1, 2014.
Meir Cohen, General Manager and President of the Las Vegas Legends, conducts a television interview at a press conference and celebration announcing the return of the Las Vegas Legends to Orleans Arena on Friday, August 1, 2014.
About the Las Vegas Legends:
The Las Vegas Legends are a professional indoor soccer team competing in the Major Arena Soccer League. The team is playing their home game of the season at the Orleans Arena, located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Guided by owner and head coach, Meir Cohen, the Legends brought professional indoor soccer back to Las Vegas in 2012, and has continued to grow the sport’s popularity among soccer and sports fans of all ages. The Las Vegas Legends were crowned PASL 2012-13 Southwest Division Champion League and the PASL 2013-14 Pacific Division Champions.
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About the Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).