Today the Vegas Golden Knights outlined the 5 reasons why hockey fans need to get excited for their 24 hour open house next on February 21, 2017.
Admission is free to the event and access to the arena requires no ticket to get in.
These are the five reasons to get that excitement going.
24 Hour Open House Marathon
No club in the history of the NHL has ever held a 24 hour long open house. Vegas is set to make history.
According to the Vegas franchise this a momentous occasion for the city as well as the NHL. Team President Kerry Bubolz talked the importance of the event for the Vegas hockey and the community.
“It’s Las Vegas. It’s famous for being a 24-hour town. People say New York is the city that never sleeps. But it’s really Las Vegas, if you think about it.” Kerry Bubolz Vegas Golden Knights
The presentation of the event serves a major purpose for the Vegas hockey community. It will give the fans the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the arena and its surroundings.
So when the season begins and the games starts the Golden Knights fandom knows where things are at and what to expect from a logistical point of view.
The open house will also have an entertainment setup that the fans will be able enjoy while they attend and Bubolz outlined that x-factor.
“If you’re going to have an event for 24 hours, you have to program it with other events and activities,” Bubolz said. “The building is open. We know that we have to create opportunities for people who want to learn more about the game itself. So we’re bringing in several people from our hockey operations group to do Hockey 101 sessions, which we feel is a really important opportunity for us. And the rest of it is, it’s seeing the building and how terrific of a facility this is.” Kerry Bubolz Vegas Golden Knights
These entertainment options will be headlined by CBS Radio’s live broadcasting of several programs live and on-site.
The program list is as follows:
X107.5 (KXTE-FM), The Dave & Mahoney Morning Show (6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
98.5 KLUC (KLUC-FM), Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo (6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
KXNT News/Talk 840 AM (KXNT-AM), The Heidi Harris Show (6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
MIX 94.1 (KMXB-FM), Heather Collins (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Q100.5 (KXQQ-FM), Natalia Hernandez (10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.)
KXNT News/Talk 840 AM (KXNT-AM), Alan Stock (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
MIX 94.1 (KMXB-FM), Shawn Tempesta (3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
98.5 KLUC (KLUC-FM), John Moug (3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
2 Game Pack Options Available (11 and 22 games)
The organization does want their fans to enjoy the open house they also want them to know that there are new ticketing options available for purchase which is separate from the full season pass membership.
“Right now, what’s only been available to our marketplace has been full season tickets,” Bubolz said. “We were at a point now where we feel like it was important to go ahead and launch the 11 and 22-game ticket plans.” Kerry Bubolz Vegas Golden Knights
Free Ticket Giveaways
Yes you heard that right the Golden Knights are giving away free tickets to their first ever home opener in franchise history.
According to Team President Bubolz, he confirmed that every hour the team will be giving away a pair of tickets to opening night that fans in attendance with have an exclusive opportunity to snag a set of the 24 pairs that are up for grabs.
“If that can add to why someone would come down and participate in our event and look at others seats, then why not,” Bubolz said. “We want to be different, we want to be inclusive and give people unique opportunities to participate.” Kerry Bubolz Vegas Golden Knights
The Spiritual Gathering Among Fellow Hockey Fans
The beauty of the hockey tradition is celebrating the event and sharing the experience with fellow fans.
Events like an open house starts the building blocks in creating a distinctive tradition and culture.
Part of the culture is pre-gaming it with family and friends at your favorite eating establishment before each home game, sporting your favorite players sweater, to mingling with one another at your special greeting spot inside the arena.
The goal of the open house is to get the fans excited and pumped up in building that hockey tradition and culture.
This is just a step in the bigger picture of the Vegas franchise’s identity for the community.