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Lights Shut Out Defiance in Home Opener

Steve Marcus

Las Vegas Lights players celebrate after forward Cal Jennings (26) goal in the first period during the Lights FC home opener against the Tacoma Defiance at Cashman Field Saturday June 5, 2021. The Lights shut out the Defiance 2-0.

Retired baseball slugger Jose Bautista is the primary investor in an ownership group purchasing the Las Vegas Lights, the United Soccer League announced this morning.

Bautista, who clubbed 344 home runs in 15 big league seasons, will be the chairman and governor of the club, officials said.

They didn’t indicate a transaction price.

The Lights were previously owned by Las Vegas Soccer, LLC, which brought the minor league franchise to Cashman Field in 2019.

The Lights were known for their wacky promotions, like the two llama mascots, Dolly and Dotty. They finished 12th last season in the Western Conference and again failed to reach the postseason.

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