Opened in April of 2006 after two years of construction costing $375 million, T-Mobile Arena, located in Paradise, Nevada, is home to the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. The Golden Knights are the NHL’s latest expansion team, beginning play in the 2017-18 season. The Knights are the only professional team to call T-Mobile Arena home, however the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Men’s Basketball team has played in the arena several times since its opening. The arena also hosts combat sports and bull riding competitions, as well as concerts.
The Golden Knights were the first major sports franchise to represent Las Vegas, and have now been followed by the NFL’s Raiders, who moved to Las Vegas from Oakland. The Golden Knights have been a great example of how successful an expansion franchise can be, making the playoffs in all of their first four seasons and competing for the Stanley Cup in the finals against the Washington Capitals in 2018. Bill Foley, one of the team owners and catalysts for Las Vegas getting a team, had a hand in choosing the name, as he is a graduate from the United States Military Academy whose team is the Black Knights.
- 1 How many seats are in T-Mobile Arena
- 2 Directions – How to get to T-Mobile Arena
- 3 Where to Park near T-Mobile Arena?
- 4 Other T-Mobile Arena FAQs
How many seats are in T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena holds 17,500 Golden Knights fans, and is configured in three non-concentric seating areas, in comparison to how many arenas are laid out. The lower sections around the ice are numbers 1 through 20, and two upper sections are the 100s and 200s, with the former being smaller and at one end of the arena while the latter is much larger, higher and surrounds the other two-thirds of the venue. T-Mobile Arena capacity is slightly higher for basketball, adding 500 seats, and can hold up to 20,000 for concerts and other events.
Directions – How to get to T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena is located at 3780 South Las Vegas Boulevard, or what’s commonly referred to as the Las Vegas Strip, in Paradise, Nevada. The arena sits in between the New York-New York and the MGM casino hotels. Fans driving to the arena can take US-95, Interstate 15 or 215 to reach Frank Sinatra Drive and then follow signs to their desired parking area. At least a dozen major hotels are within a 10-minute walk of the arena. Additionally, fans can arrive via the Las Vegas Monorail at the MGM stop or by bus by taking one of the following routes: 201, 301, 502, 605, 606, 607, 608, 902.
Where to Park near T-Mobile Arena?
There are six main parking garages associated with T-Mobile Arena, Aria, MGM (2), NY NY, Luxor, and Excelibor, all associated with large hotels on The Strip. Using the pre-paid parking feature is recommended. Some parking areas have gone to a cashless system, so be sure to check the specifics on where you plan to park before you arrive. Although all of the garages are in close proximity to the arena, locals point out that taking the few extra steps from the Luxor can save you on parking, as it is often the cheapest by $10 or $15.
Other T-Mobile Arena FAQs
Are the Vegas Golden Knights allowing fans?
Yes, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing fans at T-Mobile arena with additional health and safety guidelines in place.
According to the T-Mobile Arena website, Three-layer masks are required for all guests at the arena, including while in seated unless actively eating or drinking. Masks must fit snugly against the sides of the face and fully cover from the nose to just under the chin. Guests under two years old will not be required to wear masks. Additionally, T-Mobile Arena has gone to a contactless entry system with electronic tickets, added hand sanitizing stations, and has transitioned to a fully cashless system at concession stands and other vendors, to enhance the safety of both employees and visitors.
How much is a Vegas Golden Knights hockey ticket?
Tickets for a mid-October game start at about $70 for seats in the 200 level section. Visitors can sit downstairs for between $125 and $250, depending on the exact section. T-Mobile arena is divided into three main seating areas, single-digit sections around the ice, and two upper sections, the 100s and 200s.
What hockey teams play at the T-Mobile Arena?
The Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL’s Western Conference Pacific Division play their home games at T-Mobile Arena.
Who owns the T-Mobile Arena?
T-Mobile Arena is owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group, MGM Resorts International, and Bill Foley.