Las Vegas reaches limit on season tickets
Capped at 16,000; drive began in February 2015 with initial goal of 10,000 depositsNHL.com @NHLdotcom
The Las Vegas NHL franchise has received deposits on all 16,000 season tickets available for the 2017-18 season.
Fans are able to place deposits on season tickets, which will be fulfilled as they become available. A limited number of game-day tickets will be made available before the team begins play next season.
"Today, we are proud to announce that season tickets for the 2017 season are sold out," owner Bill Foley said. "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."
The season-ticket drive began in February 2015 with a goal of 10,000 deposits. More than 5,000 tickets were sold within two days and 9,000 season tickets were sold within a month of the launch, according to the franchise.
"We launched a season-ticket drive to demonstrate the long-term viability of an NHL franchise in Las Vegas and were able to surpass our initial goal within months." Foley said.
Las Vegas will play at T-Mobile Arena, which has a seating capacity of 17,500 for hockey games.
In mid-October, around the start of this NHL regular season, Foley said he hopes to announce the nickname, logo and color scheme, and sell merchandise. Jerseys probably won't go on sale until December.
Las Vegas was awarded the 31st NHL franchise on June 22, the League's first expansion team since the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild began play in the 2000-01 season. The NHL is the first of the four major North American professional sports leagues to put a team in the city.