We’ll see the first NHL games at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena this fall, as the Los Angeles Kings are shifting their annual Frozen Fury exhibition games from MGM Grand Garden to the new Vegas Strip showcase.
The Kings will serve as the “home” team for both contests as the popular “Frozen Fury” event moves to a new home for the very first time. The Kings will take on the Dallas Stars on Friday, October 7, and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, October 8. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on June 24.
“We are excited to be featured in one of the very first sporting events at the new T-Mobile Arena and we look forward to creating new Frozen Fury memories there,” said Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille. “The atmosphere at Frozen Fury is always one of the highlights of our exhibition game schedule and we believe we can take this to a ‘next level’ in this new environment. Our fans will be excited that there will be two games this season, our 50th Anniversary, and we know they — along with our players — are going to love this new state-of-the-art arena.”
T-Mobile Arena – featuring joint venture partners AEG and MGM Resorts International — is a privately funded, 20,000-seat, $375 million indoor arena located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Las Vegas’ newest landmark is expected to host more than 100 events annually including boxing, UFC and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows and special events. The venue also will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings never before featured in a facility of its kind.
The Kings played the first Frozen Fury contest in 1997 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which has hosted each game since. Since 2010 all six games in Las Vegas have sold out.