Tonight marks the first time the Golden Knights will play a game at T-Mobile Arena on the Vegas Strip. So, to help you from wanting to hurt someone before you get into the arena, we’re here with a transportation and parking FAQ to answer all your questions and take the guesswork out of getting to the game.
What are the official parking options with the Golden Knights?
Parking is available at the garages at New York New York, Aria, Excalibur, and MGM Grand. If you purchase a parking pass prior to the game, the price is $20 (NYNY/Aria) or $15 (Excalibur/MGM). If you wait until the day of the game, parking is unavailable at NYNY and Aria, and it’s $25 at Excalibur and $20 at MGM Grand. To purchase parking prior to a game go here.
Where are these garages?
The NYNY and MGM Grand garages are the standard ones always used for the casino. The Aria garage is located directly off Frank Sinatra Boulevard (it is NOT the same garage as the one with the entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard). The Excalibur garage is the new one just south of Tropicana Avenue. Click this for a map.
The Golden Knights were sending out press releases left and right today. The first one came early this morning on NBCSN’s national television schedule. Then another came out about parking, and a final one slightly after 1:00 PM about single game tickets. Rather than try and make them all into a coherent story (sounds like a lot of work), read these bullet points.
National TV Games
A total of five Golden Knights games will be televised nationally on NBCSN.
The home opener on October 10th vs. Arizona is the first.
Thursday, December 28 at Los Angeles, Friday, February 2 at Minnesota, Tuesday, February 27 vs. Los Angeles, and Thursday, March 22 at San Jose
These games will not be available on AT&T Sports Network, the Golden Knights primary home for TV broadcasts. The other 77 games will be.
Day of game parking will be available at MGM Grand and Excalibur for $20.
Season ticket holders can purchase parking through their ticket representative starting today for $8 per game at Excalibur and MGM Grand and $10 per game at Aria and New York New York.
Season ticket holder prices will increase by $2 per game on August 21st.
Individual games will be $13 at select garages and will go on sale later in August. LasVegas.ParkMobile.com will be the site to get those passes.
M Life members with Pearl status or above will still be able to park for free at MGM garages, subject to availability. A much higher volume of cars is expected for Golden Knights games, so the recommendation is to arrive early. (Monte Carlo, New York New York, and possibly Aria will not be open to M Life customers on game nights.)
Single Game Tickets
Regular season single game seats go on sale to the general public on August 14th at 2PM PT.
Nevada residents (and residents in the Golden Knights TV region of Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana) will be able to purchase tickets two hours early on August 14th.
Eight ticket max for general sale, four ticket max for resident presale.
Tickets start at $65 per game.
Preseason tickets go on sale August 11th at 8 AM PT.
A special offer is available for the October 27th, Nevada Day, game at 3:00 PM PT. Select tickets will available for $70.20 (or $70.2). Get it, 702. Ok, good.
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Dana gets hardcore gymtimidation.
The RJ has lost credibility due to its new owner and the editorial policies that have come with him.
How has the RJ’s reporting swayed perception of a stadium deal that should never see the light of day.
MGM’s new parking policy and the effect it’ll have on locals.
Who are we cheering for in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
Well, we knew it was coming, and now it’s here. MGM officially unveiled their new pay-for-parking system and while Las Vegas locals are safe for now, in a few months we’ll become chopped liver just like the everyone else.
When T-Mobile Arena was nearing its completion rumors began swirling that all MGM properties would indeed begin charging for parking in their garages. However, the terminology used was always “for overnight parking.” It turns out, that wasn’t really the case and our nightmare of having to pay even while going out for dinner has been realized.
Starting on December 29th, 2016 for locals and June 6th, 2016 for out-of-towners, MGM’s going to start taking our money before we ever even make it in to the casino. (Well, technically you pay on the way out, but you get my point)
$5 to visit the casino for up to four hours isn’t terrible, but I can tell you right now, I won’t be the only one parking at a Caesars, Wynn, or Sands property to circumvent the fee.
There are some stipulations for all you high rollers out there. If you reach Pearl status (25,000 tier credits) self parking is free, while if you reach Gold status or higher (75,000 tier credits) you can valet for free.
Event nights at T-Mobile Arena are going to stay the same as they have through the first month of the arena’s existence. You’ll have to pre-pay to park at New York New York or Monte Carlo, while the rest of the surrounding hotels will use their standard system (expect this to change at some point).
As far as this relates to hockey, it’s not the absolute worst scenario, as $10 pre-paid parking directly next to the arena, or $4-$8 across the street is not terrible, but it’s still hard to grasp the idea of paying for parking here in Las Vegas. I’d expect a slight discount for season ticket holders who pre-pay the entire season as well.
We’ll be constantly on the lookout for ways to circumvent parking fees, especially on game nights. So far, here’s what we’ve got. (This will be updated when we have new methods)
Park at at a competing property. (Closest options are Tropicana, Planet Hollywood, and the Cosmopolitan)
Drive a 2 wheeled vehicle. Motorcycles, mopeds, and bicycles are exempt from the new parking fees.
If you have other ideas for us, let us know in the comments or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember the nightmare we thought traffic and parking would be at the arena tucked way back in between New York New York and Monte Carlo? Yeah, you can wake up now, cause the nightmare is over.
Parking was a piece of cake directly in front of the venue (NYNY, Monte Carlo), down the street either way (Luxor, Excalibur, Aria), and across the street (MGM Grand, Tropicana). And even more impressively, there was almost no traffic at all after the event. Like literally, none. I pulled up the map, and couldn’t find a single stretch of “red” traffic anywhere within five miles of the Strip.
I parked at MGM Grand, sat in the upper deck, left the arena with the crowd when the show ended, and it took me less than 30 minutes to get from my seat to my car and out of the garage.
Jason parked at Aria and had a similar situation.
It took me about five minutes to reach the Toshiba Plaza. After the concert, I pulled out the parking lot with little traffic. I drove west on Harmon, and after passing the Cosmo I was clear. From there I head up Trop, and was home in fifteen minutes. -Jason Pothier, SinBin.vegas
There are much better ways to take our money. Concessions, souvenirs, heck, anything else. We are all going to spend our money when we come to the games, it’s what sports fans do. There’s no need to change something fundamentally awesome about the city we love just so MGM can steal $15 extra dollars from our pockets.
This change would frustrate one single group of people. Locals. The one group of people the team absolutely needs to keep happy to have success. Step up Mr. Creator, and put an end to this madness. We’ll be there, we’ll spend our money, just don’t take it on something petty like parking.
Official Statement from MGM: “We do not comment on rumors or speculation.” #8NN#freeparking
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