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24 Hour Open House At T-Mobile Arena: Pictures and Observations

The Golden Knights have opened up their home as part of a 24-hour open house at T-Mobile Arena from 8AM this morning to 8AM tomorrow. I wrote this post last week explaining the whole thing, and I don’t really feel like explaining it again, so instead here’s a bunch of pictures and my thoughts on the event.

Observations

  • Early returns on attendance have been pretty strong. For the first few hours there’s been somewhere between 500-1000 people in the building at any point and there’s been a steady line the entire time at the “ticket information” table.
  • The ice is NOT laid despite what my friend from Channel 8 thinks who told me he expected the ice to be much more white. #NailedIt
  • They have a blow-up castle type thing to shoot pucks in, cornhole/beanbag games decked out with Golden Knights logos, both goals are in place, they have VGK Jenga (seriously, there’s a picture below), and the head equipment manager has sticks, helmets, and pads to try on.
  • There are white pieces of paper on seats throughout the arena which have information on season tickets for that seat. By rough count, there are probably about 100 of those.
  • Split season ticket information is available for the first time on 11-game and 22-game packages. The price list is in a picture below.
  • They weren’t kidding, they are literally giving away two seats to the home opener once an hour. You do not have to be present to win.
  • A very loud gong is hit every time someone purchases tickets.
  • Behind The Vegas Ice episodes are being played on the jumbotron. You better believe I filmed “the scene” on the big screen.
  • Attendance picked up significantly through the early night. I’m guessing about 1500 or so as a max in the building at one time.
  • They turned on the Blackhawks/Wild game on the big screen, with sound. I also heard that Duluth Trading Company underwear commercial about eight times on the T-Mobile sound system. Lucky them.
  • I was in the arena all the way from about 10PM until 4AM. There were people on the floor playing the games throughout the entire time. Most were recently off the late shift at the casinos or restaurants. However there were a bundle of people who were here earlier in the day and came back cause they thought it would be fun.
  • Multiple tickets were sold between the hours of midnight and 5AM.
  • I’m not going to make it the whole 24 hours. I arrived at 7AM on Tuesday and I will be leaving the arena at 6:30 AM on Wednesday. 23 and half ain’t too bad.
  • All in all, this should be viewed as a highly successful event, and I’ll have much more on it tomorrow about what we learned. At least 8,000 people were through the building during the 24 hours and the final number is likely to be pushing 9,000. Pretty darn good to come in and see a building that’s been open for 10 months.

Pictures

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24 Hour T-Mobile Arena Open House On February 21

In an effort to launch the 11-game and 22-game season ticket packages the Vegas Golden Knights are opening up T-Mobile Arena for a 24 hour extravaganza.

The event is free, open to the public, and begins at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, February 21st.

During the open house, current season ticket members and prospective season ticket members are welcome to view the arena from their respective seats, tour the facility and participate in a variety of interactive programming. -Press Release

The biggest news here though is that the team is giving away a pair of tickets every hour to the home opener.

Plus there will be team staff on hand throughout the entire 24-hour period talking hockey with fans.

Hockey Operations personnel including Senior Vice President Murray Craven, Hockey Operations Assistant Keith Veronesi and other members of the Golden Knights staff will lead educational hockey discussions/demonstrations throughout the 24 hours, and fun interactives for fans of all ages will be set up on the arena floor including a shooting cage, street hockey and more. -Press Release

CBS Radio Las Vegas is broadcasting a total of eight shows over five different networks live from T-Mobile Arena on the 21st. (Radio partnership hint?)

Our city is open 24 hours a day so it is only appropriate we hold a 24-hour event of our own, especially for our fans who may work in the three-shift hospitality industry. This open house will give all Las Vegans the opportunity to tour our incredible arena and will give our current season ticket members a chance to see their actual seats for the first time since our name unveil. It is sure to be an exciting, unique 24-hours at T-Mobile Arena. -Kerry Bubolz, President

They’ve also promised hockey discussions every half hour with members of the staff.

The event was described to SinBin.vegas as “24 hours of zaniness.” Which we can only imagine means, lots and lots of free stuff. Or at least we can hope, my dumbass only took one pin on Thursday. See ya Tuesday people, and please wear SinBin gear, make us look good.

Click “read more” for the full press release from the team.

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Vegas Hockey Fan Fest Coming To Toshiba Plaza

Frozen Fury is more than just a pair of games inside T-Mobile Arena this year. Toshiba Plaza is set to be decked out with Las Vegas hockey flare. The team is calling it Vegas Hockey Fan Fest and it’s set to take place on Saturday, October 8th.

The crown jewel to the event will be a Q&A with General Manager George McPhee and The Creator himself. That’ll start at 5PM on the 8th. It’s your chance to make me look like an idiot for not asking better questions at the press conference back in July. Really shouldn’t be that difficult.

They’ll also have DJ’s pumping out some sick beats (is that a cool way to say it?), Hockey Sauce, and more. The VegasIsHockey website mentioned faceprinting, but one has to wonder what exactly they’ll be painting on peoples’ faces seeing as they don’t have a name, logo, or colors. Logo reveal on your 3-year-old!?!

Finally, special guests Randy Burridge, Darcy Loewen, Rod Buskas, and Darren Banks will be on hand to answer some questions as well.

It will be interesting to see what the team has in store as this truly is their first opportunity to put on a show for Las Vegas fans. The T-Mobile Open House was very low key and shouldn’t really be considered indicative of the preferred style of a Vegas hockey event. This one however, will be. We should learn a lot about what type of game atmosphere they’ll be going for, and be sure, we’re ready to judge.

See ya October 8th. I’ll be there whipping up on all Hockey Sauce comers.

Season Ticket Deposit Update; “We’re Basically Sold Out”

We’re still 16 months away from the first major professional hockey game in Las Vegas, but that hasn’t stopped residents from plopping down money to guarantee their seats.

After the T-Mobile Arena open house, in which more than 5,000 fans came through the building on Monday and Tuesday, The Creator updated the total number of ticket deposits the team has sold.

We’re over 15.5k deposits including suites. We’re basically sold out. -The Creator

VegasIsHockey.com still has a “very limited” number of seats available in P2 and P3, the lower ends and lower corners.

The building holds 17,500 before standing room. With 15,500 deposits sold, another 1,500 or so held back for group sales and individual tickets, and the amount the NHL requests for players, teams, and the like, there’s likely less than 200 total deposits still available for a guaranteed seat.

And they said we aren’t a hockey market.

Best, Worst Seat From Each P-Section At T-Mobile Arena

During the open house just about every group in the building is having one of two conversations. First, this place is amazing. That is just a fact, so that conversation usually ends pretty quickly. The other one is much more in depth, which seats should we pick when we get the chance?

Well, I’m here to help (and you are going to help too). I walked around the arena and took three pictures in each P-Section of the arena.

Here’s the map with exact sections and their coordinating P-Section.

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P6 – Upper Ends

Best Seat

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Worst Seat

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T-Mobile Arena Open House Open Now

Right now, until 9:00 tonight and from 4:00-9:00 PM tomorrow, you can walk right in to T-Mobile Arena to view the world’s best hockey arena with the ice, boards, nets, Zamboni, and everything else that makes up the coolest sport on Earth. Well, except the players and the actual game.

Murray Craven, Todd Pollock, Dan Marrazza and other team representatives are at the arena answering questions. George Salami is driving the Zamboni keeping the ice surface in pristine shape. You can walk right up on to both benches and see the ice up close and personal. (When I went back last night the doors to the benches were closed, hopefully they are open again tonight)

Every seat in the lower and upper bowls are available to fans to sit and take a look at the views.

When they announced there would be an open house I was kind of thinking, oh yeah, ho hum, no big deal. Then I got there, and my mind was changed. Just to be in the arena with the hockey configuration and to be able to have access to just about everywhere you’ll be able to go during a game is truly a special experience that won’t come around often.

I highly recommend anyone who reads this site that has a chance to do so, make your way down there before they close up shop, cause the next time there will be ice laid will be in September, and you’re gonna need a ticket for that one.

Later on either tonight or tomorrow I’m going to get a picture of the best seat and worst seat in every P-section. Check back for that article later.

Here are a bunch of pictures and videos…

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T-Mobile Arena Lays Ice For The First Time – Pictures, Videos, and More

It’s been a long time coming but finally for the first time the ice is being laid at T-Mobile Arena. As part of a walk-through for Frozen Fury coming up in September the fine folks at MGM will take the floor of T-Mobile Arena from a boring concrete slab to the most beautiful sight in all of sports, a fresh sheet of ice.

We’ve got pictures, videos, and will even have a chance to speak to some of the people making this happen, and we’ll have them all here throughout the day.

Pre-prep for laying the first white layer.

Click through to see this mega post including the incredible time lapse video of the whole process!

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T-Mobile Open House Details; Ice, Boards, Team Reps All To Be On Site

For all of you who haven’t been to T-Mobile Arena yet, here’s your chance, and for free. MGM/AEG is opening the doors for an open house on Monday and Tuesday from 10AM-9PM on August 1st and 4PM-9PM on August 2nd.

The reason behind the open house is to give fans an opportunity to see T-Mobile Arena with a full hockey configuration. By that I mean boards, penalty boxes, benches, nets, and most importantly, a full sheet of fresh ice.

It’s a walk-through for Frozen Fury coming up in a just over a month and anyone and everyone who wants to come has a chance to take a look. An email (which is at the bottom of this post) was sent out to NHL season ticket holders, but the arena has made it clear the open house is not just open for those with deposits, it’s open to everybody all 16 hours. No registration required.

Also, Murray Craven, Todd Pollock, and other team representatives will be on hand to take questions and talk hockey with fans.

This is a pretty cool (literally) opportunity to see what the arena is going to look like come October 2017 when we finally drop the puck for real. Also, for season ticket holders, this is a great chance to take a look at potential seats so you can be prepared when seat selection begins.

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Behind The Scenes Tour Of T-Mobile Arena Home Locker Room

Recently SinBin.vegas was given the privilege of touring T-Mobile Arena in all of it’s glory, including the seedy underbelly of the cathedral to which Las Vegas’ first major professional sports team call home.

During our tour the crew were assembling the dasher boards and glass to finalize seating plans for Frozen Fury coming up in October. We also took a trip up to the Hyde Nightclub and found a surprising number of Knight related paraphernalia (hint hint?).

Finally, for the first time we were granted access to the still unfinished NHL locker room on the East side of the arena.

Here are a bunch of highlight photos from the tour and then the rest of the ones we shot are in the gallery at below.

View from luxury suite

View from luxury suite

View from triangle in the sky in Hyde Nightclub

View from triangle in the sky in Hyde Nightclub

On the bench

On the bench

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Special Frozen Fury Ticket Offer Coming Friday From VegasWantsHockey

Tickets to the first ever professional hockey game at T-Mobile Arena will go on sale officially on June 24th as part of a two game package. The Kings play the Stars (Frozen Fury) on October 7th and then the Avalanche on October 8th. On the 24th, tickets will be sold as a dual ticket to both games. Single game tickets will be available in late July.

The Las Vegas organization is expected to offer the two pack tickets this Friday, a week before the pre-sale begins from the Kings.

Any one who placed a season ticket deposit will be emailed the offer Friday and we’ll make sure we have all the updated info here as well for all of you who are slacking on buying season tickets.

Ticket prices begin at $36 and will be available through AXS.com or the T-Mobile Arena box office. Remaining individual game tickets, beginning at $39, will go on sale July 22. –Steve Carp, LVRJ

It’s the first chance we’ll get to see the ice, the boards, the Zamboni, the sin bins,  and real NHL hockey all in action at T-Mobile Arena. Frozen Fury is always a blast, but this one is going to be extra special.

I’ll see ya there.

 

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