The wait for jerseys just got one day shorter. An email to the media confirmed a special event at Intrique at the Wynn on June 20th to unveil Adidas’ versions of the NHL jerseys.
The event will put on display all 31 teams new Adidas branded jerseys. Yes, that would indeed include the Golden Knights jerseys. The event is not open to the public.
The Armory, the team store at T-Mobile Arena, is slated to open June 21st to coincide with the Expansion Draft and Awards.
While the jerseys will be shown off in two weeks, they will not be available to buy, wear, and bring home. The team is planning a pre-order process that will begin at the Expansion Draft and afterwards. They expect jerseys to be available for sale in mid-September.
That’s all we know at the moment, but expect more events to come as the Golden Knights and the NHL prepare for what will be an historic week in Vegas.
Any news on the offer that they extended to season ticket holders? I’ve heard rumors that the jersey promised to the purchase of two tickets is not exactly a jersey. Do you know or can confirm if it is a jersey or something that resembles a jersey
To my knowledge it will be a replica Adidas jersey which retails around $160 or so. I thunk they are going to be legit, but I’ll look further into it and let you know if I find out otherwise.
And there goes our moment in the sun. Is it too much to ask to have a couple of special moments all to ourselves where the hockey world can focus soley on the team that just ponied up 500 million to join?
They were already showing all 31 jerseys at the awards/expansion “draft”, which is actually not the draft, just the announcement. You’ll have plenty of moments, don’t worry, it’s Las Vegas, there’s sun everywhere.
Yes we understand how the expansion draft works. The announcement of the players selected should have been it’s own event. Likewise the Vegas jersey reveal should have separate from the other 30 teams. You’re only an expansion team once. My problem is that the NHL, Addidas and even the club itself hasn’t done enough to generate excitement and buzz in our city. There’s been lost opportunity after lost opportunity and these are just two of the latest examples.
Here’s why I decided to change my tune on the jersey unveil being it’s own event.
In theory, everyone who wants to see the jerseys will also be tuning in to the Expansion Draft already, so the added audience in showing it off there is minimal.
A separate event was always the best option in my opinion. I initially thought it would be best to do their own thing, but then realized the viewership would likely be much higher if it’s done in conjunction with the rest of the league.
A bunch of teams are getting complete redesigns, and their fans will certainly want to rune in. We live in the VGK bubble where we think everyone who cares about hockey cares about VGKs jerseys, they don’t. With this event (assuming it’s televised) they’ll get fans of all Original 30 teams in addition to the VGK fans. Plus, putting it a day early further promotes the Expansion Draft itself.
More time in the spotlight, and more people watching. It’s a win win. (Plus there might be a VGK separate event afterwards as well)
Thought we were worried about Las Vegas locals. We already know fans from other teams will have no problem filling our stands if asked to do so. A media only event at the Wynn for all 31 teams is going to help with our locals problem how? Shoe horning our expansion picks in a NHL Awards and charging admission is also going to grow local interest how exactly?
If there is a VGK event afterwards (still more tickets to sell??) I bet it’s for the wine and cheese crowd again (they literally served wine and cheese for the entry lottery didn’t they?)