Las Vegas Lights FC go smoke-free
LAS VEGAS, NV (March 28, 2022) — In a win for Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Lights FC home games at Cashman Field are now smoke-free. The decision by the Lights includes all tobacco products as well as e-cigarettes and vaping products. The current season continues through October with 17 home games remaining. The policy includes all areas within Cashman Field.
“The Southern Nevada Health District commends the Las Vegas Lights FC for its commitment to reducing exposure to smoking and secondhand smoke for its fans, players and staff members. Smoke-free spaces are a win for the overall health of our community,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District.
“Lights FC is proud to partner with Southern Nevada Health District on this important community initiative,” said Brett Lashbrook, Lights FC Owner and CEO. “Our decision to make Cashman Field smoke-free for our matches was an important step in our collective aim to make living smoke-free everyone’s goooooooooooal!”
Smoke-free policies in outdoor sporting venues send a healthy message to the community. It makes tobacco use less visible and socially acceptable and provides a healthier environment for families. The Southern Nevada Health District encourages all venues and employers to follow smoke-free policies.
The Health District maintains a list of smoke-free meeting spaces and housing directories as well as resources to help people quit smoking or vaping on its Get Healthy Clark County Live Tobacco Free and Spanish-language Viva Saludable Viva Libre De Tabaco pages.
Lights FC’s next home match in Saturday, April 9th at 2pm as part of a doubleheader with UNLV Women’s Soccer. The two teams will attempt to break the all-time State record for largest attendance at a women’s soccer match. Lights FC will play Colorado Springs at 2pm and UNLV will take on University of Arizona at 4:30pm. Lights FC also has upcoming home matches on April 16th & 23rd. Tickets for all matches are on-sale now at LightsFC.com/Tickets. For group ticket information, please contact Tickets@LasVegasLightsFC.com.
About Southern Nevada Health District:
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Las Vegas Lights FC:
Established in 2017, Lights FC brought professional soccer to the Entertainment Capital of the World. A member of the United Soccer League Championship, the second division professional league in the United States, Lights FC averages close to 8,000 fans per match playing in downtown Las Vegas at historic Cashman Field. Named by Sports Illustrated as the “Most Interesting Team in the World,” the Club is known for its unique match day experience and was recently voted “Best Sports Value” in Las Vegas. Additional information can be found at LightsFC.com.
Southern Nevada Health District: Stephanie Bethel, Office of Communications (702-759-1393; email@example.com)
Las Vegas Lights FC: Communications@LasVegasLightsFC.com