Knights Owner To Build New Arena In Henderson

AHL Team Will Play On Site Occupied By The Henderson Pavilion

Mitch Kelly
February 13, 2020 - 6:58 am
Vegas Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) -  Plans were revealed on Thursday on a new home for the top minor league affiliate for the Vegas Golden Knights.

At the Henderson State of The City Address, it was announced that the team, formerly the San Antonio Rampage, will be playing in a new 6,000-seat arena that will be going up on the current site of the Henderson Pavillion. That's located on Green Valley Parkway, just south of I-215.

Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley recently bought the Rampage and will be moving them to Las Vegas, saying that's it's better for the Knights to have their top affiliate here so that player transactions can happen quicker than when their top minor league team was in Chicago.

For now the team, when it arrives here for the 2020-21 season, will be playing at the Orleans Arena.

Team officials say that 4,000 season-ticket deposits of $50 have been made for the new team, which will have a Henderson name. The team's nickname hasn't been revealed.

The new arena will mark the 2nd foray for the Golden Knights into Henderson. A $25 million community ice center is currently going up on Water Street and Atlantic.