The dirt plot next to Downtown Summerlin is officially on it’s way to becoming a the new practice facility for the Las Vegas NHL franchise. Kinda.
At this moment the only thing that can be done is to move dirt, but hey, you’ve gotta start some where. Actual construction is still a few weeks away and a true groundbreaking ceremony is expected to be sometime in the next month or so.
Quite possibly the coolest part of the new building is the plan to have one of The Creator’s signature restaurants on the second floor overlooking the two sheets of ice down below. The menu at MacKenzie River Pizza looks delicious. I can already envision myself with some Buffalo Mack n’ Cheese and a Branding Iron pizza kicking back watching some hockey.
Please give me free food.
Also, the entire staff will have offices inside the building which will give media folks like me a one-stop-shop to all the info my little blogging heart desires, and will give fans an opportunity to interact with staff members from time to time as well.
Senior VP Murray Craven promised on the SinBin.vegas Podcast the facility would be done in time for training camp next season. It’s a tall task, but with round the clock construction crews planned, the building should be functional by September of next year.
Here are some very very unexciting pictures of the area.
**The pink pin on the last picture is T-Mobile Arena**