Las Vegas–Today marked probably the biggest milestone in Golden Knights history since the day the team was officially announced last November of 2016 in front thousands of hockey fans in Vegas at Toshiba Plaza at T-Mobile Arena.
The Vegas Golden Knights organization initially broke ground last October on what is now known to the Vegas hockey community as “City National Arena“. Recently, “City National Bank” won the naming rights for the organization practice facility located in the Summerlin region across from “Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa”.
A Look Back At The Ground Breaking Ceremony For “City National Arena”
“City National Arena” consists of two sheets of ice with one of them designated for the Vegas Golden Knights to practice on during off days between games throughout the course of the season while the second sheet is used by the community for ice skaters to hone their skills to local hockey leagues.
Located on the 1st floor of “City National Arena”, lies “The Arsenal” which serves as the buildings pro-shop where hockey players and ice skaters can arm themselves with the latest gear to practice in.
Also in “The Arsenal”, Vegas Golden Knights fans can stock up on the latest and greatest merchandise to sport around town.
Upstairs, is Team Owner’s Bill Foley’s “MacKenzie River Pizza, Pub & Grill”. This establishment comes from Bozeman, MT with a 22-year history behind the restaurant.
22 Years Of Passionate Pies!
About MacKenzie’s River Pizza, Pub & Grill
MacKenzie’s offer’s it’s loyal patron’s a unique experience with quality service to its customers.
When MacKenzie’s originally started their menu was a very complimentary variety of delicious pizzas, salads, and sandwiches.
For more on MacKenzie’s story click here.
The $25 million dollar state of the art facility is 146,000-square-foot in size and is in a class of its own.
Both sheets of ice grandstands can sit up to 600 hockey fans to watch the Vegas Golden Knights players practice daily, taking in UNLV Skatin Rebels hockey games, to regional youth hockey tournaments, and much more.
The Grand Opening Of City National Arena
Team Owner Bill Foley along with Nevada’s Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison was on hand for this historic event along with Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, District F Representative Susan Brager, Senior VP Community & Government Relations of Summerlin Tom Warden, and City National Bank CEO Russell Goldsmith.
Clark County Commissioner declared September 18, 2017 as “City National Arena Day” to culminate 11 months of construction since the groundbreaking last year.
District F Representative Brager was very happy that the Vegas Golden Knights chose her region in Clark County as home to their practice facility.
She made mentioned that people in the Vegas community can call “City National Arena” their own place.
Senior VP Community & Government Relations of Summerlin Warden also had some remarks about “City National Arena” calling it a “game changer” as Lt. Governor Hutchinson also put it early on in the keynot speeches.
He’s right because “City National Arena” is in a class of its own as being a green rated facility.
Vegas Golden Knights Team Owner Foley praised Gillett Construction and their staff for being on time and on budget.
Team Owner Bill Foley All Smiles
Key Note Speech From Team Owner Bill Foley
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak And District F Representative Susan Brager Present Bill Foley With Official Proclamation Of “City National Arena Day”
The community members, city leaders, business executives, and members of the local media had the opportunity to see the new team store at “City National Arena” called “The Arsenal”.
Tour Of “The Arsenal” At “City National Arena”
Vegas Golden Knights Fan Grabbing The Latest Merchandise
Vegas Golden Knights Team Owner Bill Foley And City National Bank CEO Russell Goldsmith