The Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise has hit a major milestone, as it has sold out its season tickets for the 2017-18 season.
Support in Las Vegas has been robust, going back to about 18 months ago when owner Bill Foley and his group began the season ticket holder drive. By the time the NHL named Las Vegas its expansion city in June, the drive had resulted in more than 14,000 deposits, That total has since risen to 16,000, effectively selling out the quantity of season tickets available at T-Mobile Arena.
The 31st NHL franchise was awarded to Las Vegas on June 22, 2016.
“We launched a season ticket drive in February 2015 to demonstrate the long-term viability of an NHL franchise in Las Vegas and were able to surpass our initial goal within months. Since then, we have hired an outstanding General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel, Director of Amateur Scouting, Capologist, Director of Analytics and many highly qualified Scouts. Today, we are proud to announce that season tickets for the 2017 season are sold out,” said Bill Foley, majority owner of the Las Vegas NHL franchise. “This is a truly historic event for the Las Vegas community, the NHL and all of our fans. I would like to thank everyone who has supported and continues to support our efforts to make the Las Vegas NHL franchise a success.”
Fans may still place deposits on season tickets, which will be fulfilled as season tickets become available. A limited number of game-day tickets will be made available before the team begins to play in the fall of 2017.