The Vegas Golden Knights will have a new American Hockey League team for the 2020-21 season located in Henderson, Nevada.
Thursday, Bill Foley revealed the new team’s name and logo. The team will be called the Henderson Silver Knights.
During the live show, the Vegas Golden Knights showed an explainer that explained the design.
The Silver Knights also posted this video.
Did this logo happen overnight??? HARD NEIGH 🐴 pic.twitter.com/NwkxMdeM2V
— SilverKnights (@HSKnights) May 29, 2020
The Golden Knights purchased the San Antonio Rampage on February 6 so they could move the team closer to home. The team will play at the Orleans Arena “for the first year or two” according to Foley. The capacity is about 6,000 people.
“The Golden Knights and the City of Henderson have demonstrated a commitment to bringing major professional sports to this great community and growing the game of hockey in our region,” Foley said in a statement. “The City has been an outstanding partner on both of these ambitious projects and we look forward to our shared vision becoming a reality.”
Eventually, the Silver Knights will move to a brand new facility.
The City of Henderson today approved a project agreement with SK Arena, LLC (SK Arena), an affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights, to advance the design and construction of an indoor event venue to replace the Henderson Pavilion.
The reimagination of the Henderson Pavilion into a year-round venue establishes a home for Henderson’s American Hockey League (AHL) team, the Henderson Symphony Orchestra that has been a cultural cornerstone of the community for 30 years, and dozens of educational, cultural, and sporting events including graduations, festivals, concerts and more.
Project costs of $80 million (with up to an additional $4 million for contingencies) will be shared equally by the City of Henderson and SK Arena through a public-private partnership. The City will continue to own the land and the building, while SK Arena will lease the facility for $150,000 per year for the 20-year duration of the agreement with the option for two five-year extensions. SK Arena will operate and maintain the facility and oversee its programming, bringing a variety of first-class sporting, musical and cultural events to the community, including 34 AHL hockey games for Henderson’s hometown team.
— City of Henderson (@cityofhenderson) February 13, 2020
Screenshot courtesy of the Vegas Golden Knights
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