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Foley Shares Thoughts On Present and Future of Golden Knights

VGK Chairman and CEO hinted at some exciting news to come for Vegas

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

Chairman and CEO of the Vegas Golden Knights, Bill Foley, spoke with local media Thursday afternoon at City National Arena as the team turned the page on 2018-19.

Foley shared news that will excite Golden Knights fans about the potential of a third jersey next season. He said it's "extremely likely" that the team will have an alternate uniform to wear at home next season.

"We're working hard on it," Foley said. "We're trying to get it done. We're trying to get the color just right, we don't want it to be off."

Foley said he is interested in bringing an outdoor game Vegas. The new stadium under construction for the NFL's Raiders when they move to Las Vegas is the likely target for an outdoor hockey celebration in the desert.

"There have been discussions, but nothing is firm," Foley said. "Raider Stadium potentially could be a great outdoor facility. That would be a great place to have a game."

As he looks back on the season, Foley shares the frustration with the players about the team's elimination in Game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Falling in the first round was not in the plans for the Golden Knights and Foley thinks that, given the path ahead of them had they advanced, Vegas could have been the team to hoist the Stanley Cup.

"George [McPhee] and Kelly [McCrimmon] built a team that's here to last," Foley said. "This is a really good team. Some people really underestimate us a little bit because we got off to a tough start and had some gaps in play, but this is a good team. It's a Stanley Cup Champion in my view."

Foley said that is continually amazed by the support the team has received in just two seasons in Las Vegas. He noted that the team's game day revenues rank among the top teams in the league and that is all because of the interest of the fans.

"We have our fans to thank for that," said Foley. "We have the best fans here in Las Vegas of any in the world. It's gratifying to me to see the development of this team with how competitive it is, and the fans are rewarding us."

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