Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

The AHL Team For The Vegas Golden Knights Will Play Their Home Games In Las Vegas

VEGAS (February 12, 2020) – Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz issued the following update regarding the organization’s plans for the upcoming 2020-21 American Hockey League season:

“Pending approval of the purchase and relocation from the American Hockey League Board of Governors, the Golden Knights AHL affiliate will play their home games during the 2020-21 AHL season at the Orleans Arena, located at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. We look forward to working with our partners at Boyd Gaming to create a memorable, best-in-class fan experience in one of the leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities in the nation. Additional updates regarding the Vegas Golden Knights AHL affiliate and subsequent plans will be communicated when appropriate.”

“We are excited and honored to partner with the Vegas Golden Knights in bringing AHL hockey to the Orleans Arena next season,” said Keith Smith, Boyd Gaming President and CEO. “The arrival of AHL hockey is great news for our entire community, and we look forward to helping the Golden Knights organization further expand professional hockey in southern Nevada.”

On February 6, the Golden Knights purchased an AHL franchise membership from Spurs Sports & Entertainment (which currently operates the San Antonio Rampage in San Antonio, TX) and applied for relocation of the franchise to Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada. The purchase and relocation is subject to approval from the AHL Board of Governors.

All Golden Knights fans are able to place a $50 per seat season ticket deposit by visiting http://vgk.io/ahl-vegas. Please note the season ticket deposits are refundable. Current Vegas Golden Knights ticket members who place a deposit will receive priority access once seat selection begins. Details regarding seat selection and pricing will be announced at a later time.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Non-NHL Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ahl, vegas+golden+knights

Comments

Paul's avatar

Players 18-20 in the AHL for next season working on their fake ID.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/12/20 at 08:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Well, that is completely unexpected.  Seriously, but I’m guessing by the way it’s written in the press release that it will be only for the ‘20-‘21 season and then they’ll move again to Henderson.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/12/20 at 09:25 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Why have just one franchise to fail in the market when you could have two, I guess.

Posted by Primis on 02/13/20 at 07:51 AM ET

d ca's avatar

Players 18-20 in the AHL for next season working on their fake ID.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/12/20 at 08:13 PM ET

They don’t usually have to work on anything. An older teammate “misplaces” his and goes to the SOS to get a new one.

The most public one of these was Brendan Smith’s floated around to Riley Sheahan (of Teletubby and .30 BAC fame) and somehow Sheahan only got a year of probation plus 49 hours on a work crew picking up trash (he previously had an MIP and public intox at Notre Dame). Good thing it happened in Kent County instead of Judge Post in Ottawa County.  You can watch the arrest video here.

Why have just one franchise to fail in the market when you could have two, I guess.

Posted by Primis on 02/13/20 at 07:51 AM ET

Vegas won’t fail. The team has enough corporate sponsors to keep it well in the black. The support of the team doesn’t even have to be at the level of other markets since so many out-of-town visitors can fill seats and purchase secondary market tickets. Plus entertainment industry giveaways spend money on merchandise, food, and drink so even comp’ed tickets make money.
Vegas attendance by year

Having an AHL team in the metro area will give it an advantage to be able to make last minute call-ups and get emergency goalies over to the arena.

Besides if Winnipeg can have both NHL and AHL…anywhere can.

Posted by d ca on 02/13/20 at 10:34 AM ET

Paul's avatar

VEGAS (February 13, 2020) – Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley issued the following update regarding the organization’s American Hockey League plans:

“We are proud to announce that the American Hockey League version of The Fortress is coming to Henderson. We will work with city officials on developing a second hockey facility in Henderson, which will be a new state-of-the-art, 6,000-seat arena for our AHL team.

While our AHL club will practice and be headquartered at our Lifeguard Arena complex on Water Street, this new venue will be where the team plays their home games and will be where we create the same energy, excitement and programming that fans have come to expect during Golden Knights games on the Strip.

The Golden Knights and the City of Henderson have demonstrated a commitment to bringing major professional sports to this great community and growing the game of hockey in our region. The City has been an outstanding partner on both of these ambitious projects and we look forward to our shared vision becoming a reality.”

On February 6, the Golden Knights purchased an AHL franchise membership from Spurs Sports & Entertainment (which currently operates the San Antonio Rampage in San Antonio, TX) and applied for relocation of the franchise to Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada. The purchase and relocation is subject to approval from the AHL Board of Governors.

On February 12, the Golden Knights announced that their AHL affiliate will play their home games during the 2020-21 AHL season at the Orleans Arena, located at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/13/20 at 04:36 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com