Las Vegas’ new pro volleyball team, Vegas Thrill, announced its official home court to be The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson.
The team is part of the newly established Pro Volleyball Federation, a nascent women's professional indoor volleyball league in the United States founded in 2022. The league currently has 7 teams for the inaugural season in 2024, while Dallas and Kansas City have been announced as 2025 expansion teams.
The Vegas Thrill ownership group is led by local political leader Andy Abboud, an executive for Las Vegas Sands, and former Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. Abboud and Bruning also announced partnership with Foley Entertainment Group, operator of Vegas Golden Knights and Henderson Silver Knights, and Danny White, co-founder of City+Ventures.
The leadership team also includes Head Coach Fran Flory, Analyst and Consultant Russ Rose, volleyball veteran and Vegas Thrill President Ruben Herrera, and first official franchise player Alisha Glass Childress.
To date, six professional players have been signed to the Vegas Thrill, ahead of their first Pro Volleyball Federation match on February 7th playing the Omaha Supernovas in Omaha, Nebraska. The current roster includes Kayla Banwarth, Layne Van Buskirk, Alisha Glass Childress, Saskia Hippe, Molly McCage, and Berkeley Oblad.
In 2024, the Vegas Thrill will play 24 matches to include 12 at home and 12 on the road in the regular season. Overall, the League will be showcased in three different time zones in the United States in season one. Pro Volleyball Federation matches will take place on 67 different dates between January and May 2024 as opponents will be competing every day of the week.
Following the regular season, the Vegas Thrill are aiming to be one of the top four squads in the standings that will compete for the Pro Volleyball Federation Championship in May. The location of the championship will be determined and announced at a later date.
Season memberships are available now with a $100 deposit for tickets ranging from $29 to $114 per match for 12 home contests. Full season and half season VIP membership will be available as well. Single match tickets will be on sale January 2 and available on VegasThrill.com.
“We are excited to join the group bringing the Vegas Thrill and the Pro Volleyball Federation to The Dollar Loan Center,” said Foley Entertainment Group President and CEO Kerry Bubolz. “This perfectly fits our commitment to give families in Henderson and the Las Vegas Valley access to a variety of exciting sports in our state-of-the-art arena, and we are especially proud to add a women’s team to the FEG portfolio and our venue.”