Vegas Golden Knights Tickets 2019-2020
Vegas Golden Knights is one of the newest additions to Sin City and the athletic world of the National Hockey League. Yes, there is ice hockey in Las Vegas and the game is no different in the desert than in Canada or any place else the NHL plays. What is different is the fabulous home games venue - T Mobile Arena, pregame show, and if that is not enough there are plenty of entertaining antics and multimedia effects throughout the game including a stunning display of fire power from the Golden Knights in hologram form dancing throughout the arena.
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Vegas Golden Knights History
The Vegas Golden Knights were created in 2016 when the NHL awarded the franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley, a graduate of West Point Military Academy and the Maloof Family, the founders of the Palms Casino Resort. The team opened their first NHL campaign in 2017-2018 season becoming the first major professional sports franchise to compete in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights play within the Pacific Division of the Western Conference against rivals like Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks, and the Arizona Coyotes.
The first season for the Golden Knights was impressive. Sin City adhered to the team like glue and the Golden Knights played in the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season. They were led by outstanding play from several players who had been tossed aside by other teams in the NHL and were considered a team of misfits by the league. But to no avail, the Golden Knights played spectacular hockey in their first season which has since propelled the team into one of the most successful franchises in the NHL.
Naming the Vegas Golden Knights
When the Las Vegas owners were awarded the franchise, they preferred to name the new hockey team the Black Knights, after Foley’s alma mater. But this was not possible due to the Black Knights being associated with West Point Military Academy. Other problems with naming occurred because of various trademarks held by other sporting teams. Gold was added to the name in reference to the precious metal which Nevada is the number one state in the country for production. After another legal battle with the United States Army, the name Golden Knights was included in a trademark coexistence agreement with the exhibition sky diving team of West Point Military Academy. The team did not include Las Vegas and only Vegas in the name because locals refer to Sin City simply as Vegas.
Logo and Colors
The logo for the Vegas Golden Knights combines a barbute helmet with a black and gold seal along with a V-shaped opening. The second logo consists of crossing swords placed behind a red star that is to symbolize the star on the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.
Team colors for the Vegas Golden Knights include steel gray, gold, red, and black. The colors symbolize strength and durability, power and intensity, and the Vegas skyline and Red Rock Canyon.
The mascot for the Vegas Golden Knights resembles a Gila monster and is named Chance. The team opted out of using a knight for the mascot and chose Chance because of its kid-friendly appearance. If you attend the pregame tailgate party you will have an opportunity to take a selfie with Chance.
Vegas Golden Knights Home Games venue is T-Mobile Arena which is located on the Strip between the New York-New York and Park MGM. The arena is a great place to watch a hockey game. The arena has seating for 17,500 fans with excellent sight views from all seats. There state-of-the-art amenities at T-Mobile Arena for hockey fans to enjoy. Besides regular seating options there are 44 luxury boxes, eight event level suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, and two party suites. There are two VIP entrances for discerning guests as well as the two acre Toshiba Plaza for pregame activities. Fans can also download an app to have all the amenities of the arena at their finger tips.
Another exciting place within T-Mobile Arena is the Hyde Lounge which resides above the ice rink. Sure the sight views might not be the best to watch the game but you can party Vegas-style. Here you will find a VIP section, bottle service, hand-crafted cocktails, and live DJs. You can also stop in the Stella Artois Lounge and Grey Goose Lounge inside the arena for a more relaxing atmosphere. Other food options within T-Mobile Arena include Pizza Forte, Chronic Tacos, concessions by Levy Restaurants, Shake Shack, and Pink’s Hot Dogs.
Tailgating Before the Game
One of the best ways to get ready for an exciting NHL hockey game is to go to a pregame tailgating party. There are several places for fans to participate in a pregame tailgate party that only Sin City can bring to the table. Here are a couple of choices for you to enjoy before the game.
The Park and New York-New York Brooklyn Bridge comes alive four hours before the puck drops. Live DJs get the party going and you have the option of taking a selfie with Chance the mascot. About an hour before the game starts the Vegas Golden Knights Ice Crew and Drum Line dance from the Brooklyn Bridge to T-Mobile Arena. There are plenty of food options at the tailgate party for you to indulge your taste buds with and plenty of nearby dining options like the including Beerhaus, Tom’s Urban, Sake Rok, California Pizza Kitchen, and the Nine Fine Irishmen.
Also check-out the Toshiba Plaza in front of T Mobile Arena. Here you will find fun pregame activities and special promotions for merchandise, food, drink, and other accessories needed for the big game.
T Mobile Arena Parking
The best place to park when going to watch the Vegas Golden Knights is the New York-New York Arena Event Parking Garage. Situated next door to T-Mobile Arena the parking garage is ideal but can be cumbersome after the game finishes when everyone is trying to exit. Other parking options nearby include event parking garages at the Monte Carlo and Aria. If you don’t like to drive, then try an Uber or Lyft to get to the arena.