SEVEN HUNDRED PERSON U.S. NATURALIZATION CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT HALFTIME OF AUGUST 20TH LIGHTS FC MATCH
The Largest Swearing-In Ceremony of New U.S. Citizens in Recent Clark County History Followed by Post-Match Fireworks Extravaganza Show;
Over 80+ Countries Represented Covering Individuals Living in Southern Nevada.
August 10, 2022 (Las Vegas, Nev.) — In conjunction with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Las Vegas Lights FC professional soccer club announced its next home match on Saturday, August 20th (vs. Sacramento; kick-off 7:30pm) will feature an incredibly unique on-field ceremony at halftime.
Specifically, approximately 700 candidates will participate in an official naturalization ceremony to be sworn-in as new U.S. citizens. This will be one of the largest ceremonies held in Clark County in recent memory and will be led by U.S. Federal Judge Andew Gordon. In addition, multiple elected officials are scheduled to attend & participate in the swearing-in ceremony.
The citizenship candidates originate from 84 countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (Kinshasa), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, South Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.
The citizen candidates live in Boulder City, Dyer, Henderson, Las Vegas, Laughlin, North Las Vegas, Overton and Pahrump.
Media are invited to attend the event by contacting Communications@LasVegasLightsFC.com. Pre-event interview requests may also be submitted to this email address, too.
Individual tickets for the match are available for purchase at LightsFC.com/tickets. Following the match a special Red Apple Fireworks show will be held for all fans in attendance as part of the celebration.
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.
CONTACT:All Media Inquiries should be direct to: Communications@LasVegasLightsFC.com