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Las Vegas Lights FC Host Spokane Velocity in 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

April 4, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Las Vegas Lights FC News Release

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Soccer today announced that Las Vegas Lights FC is set to enter the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a Third Round match-up. The contest will feature the Lights hosting USL League 1 side Spokane Velocity of Division III at 7:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 17 at Cashman Field.

As part of their membership, Lights FC Season Ticket Members have tickets to all potential Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup home matches and will have tickets for the April 17 match added to their accounts. Season Ticket Memberships for the remainder of the 2024 campaign are on-sale and will include home Open Cup contests. Single-match tickets are slated to go on-sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. PT via

"We're looking forward to the U.S. Open Cup in this new era of Lights FC because it represents an opportunity for us to compete for a trophy, which ultimately is something we always have our sights set on as a club," said Lights FC Sporting Director Gianleonardo Neglia. "This historic tournament provides our group with a competitive benchmark and we're excited for the challenge ahead."

Broadcasts of all matches will continue to be streamed live on,, and during the Third Round as well as the Rounds of 32 and 16. This unparalleled access to the tournament ensures soccer fans across the country will have access to every action-packed match - including the entrance of USL Championship and Major League Soccer sides - in the nation's oldest and most prestigious soccer competition. Additional broadcast details for the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final will be announced in the near future.

Since their first entrance into the Open Cup in 2018, the Lights are 3-4-0 all-time, securing victories in the team's opening action of the tournament 2018, 2019 and last year. As a USL Championship club (Division II), the Lights are 1-1-0 in two previous tournament matches against Division III sides.

Now in its 109th edition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - U.S. Soccer's Club Championship - has crowned a champion since 1914 in every year except 2020 and 2021. The history-filled tournament is conducted on a single-game-knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

The U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the Concacaf Champions Cup and have its name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy - one of the oldest nationally-contested trophies in American team sports - now on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize. is the official website of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Fans can also follow the competition on Twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and Facebook @OfficialOpenCup.

In USL Championship action, the Lights return home this weekend when they face San Antonio FC on Saturday, April 6 at Cashman Field (7:30 p.m. PT / National: ESPN+, Local: SSSEN & FOX-5)

Both season tickets and single-match ticket options can be purchased at

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