The ownership group looking to launch a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas has created a website called LasVegas-Hockey.com for fans interested in registering their names, emails and addresses.
The home page says, “Be in the know! Let us know if you are interested in learning more about an NHL Hockey team in Las Vegas.”
The group, Hockey Vision Las Vegas LLC, consists of William Foley, who owns a Jacksonville, Fla.-based insurance title and mortgage company, and the Maloof family of Las Vegas, former owners of the NBA Sacramento Kings from 1998-2013 and founder of the Palms.
The home page shows a rendering of the $375 million arena on the Strip being built by the partnership of MGM Resorts International and Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena, located behind New York-New York and near the front of Monte Carlo, is scheduled to open in April 2016.
You can check out the website here though, to be accurate, Hockey Vision Las Vegas LLC didn’t launch a website so much as it did a contact submission form (which I signed up for. Will let you know what transpires.)
You can also read more about Bill Foley, the man trying to bring hockey to Vegas, here.
Earlier this week, Foley said the group is aiming to run a comprehensive ticket registration drive in February to further gauge interest from the local market. The push will reportedly include seat map technology to show “sight lines for seats, suites and club areas to the ice.” Foley also said local resides would be able to sign up for quarter- half- or full-season ticket packages.
Foley added his goal is for the Las Vegas franchise to win a Stanley Cup within eight years of entering the league.