The Las Vegas NHL team that has yet to have a name, will finally have a name this coming Tuesday. They just won’t have any team jerseys for their fans to buy and wear. But the team will finally have a name! Hallelujah, Amen, and About Dang Time!
This is such a big deal, the NHL will stream it live on the NHL Network and on NHL.com. It all starts at 5:30 pm at Toshiba Plaza in front of the T-Mobile Arena with the name being announced at 6:00 pm. The event will be free to attend and parking will be free for all in the New York-New York parking garage.
After the announcement, T-Mobile Arena will be opened for fans to tour and the 16,000 Season ticket-holders will be able to sit in their chosen seats. Team representatives will also be on hand to answer any questions and resolve any potential issues fans may have with their seat selections.
Team and NHL merchandise will also be available in the team shop at T-Mobile Arena. Unless you want the team jerseys to wear in the Las Vegas winter, those won’t be available until spring. Go figure!
- The team will play in the 2017-2018 season
- The T-Mobile Arena can seat 17,368 for hockey
I loved attending the Frozen Fury last month at T-Mobile, it’s a perfect venue for the team and the fans. The first drop of the puck on the new ice is still a year away, and we now will have a team name to cheer for and get excited for.
So I hope now that team owner Bill Foley got his ego satisfied with a team name that he likes, maybe he can stop listening to the NHL marketing people and put together a Las Vegas-based marketing team. Then turn his management people loose to get everything moving in the right direction. The last thing Las Vegas needs is another failed sporting experiment.