When will the NHL finally go to Vegas? | NHL.com
The NHL will go to Las Vegas in 2019, with the league announcing the decision on Friday.
The NHL had planned to move the 2019-20 season to Phoenix, Arizona, for the opening of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The league had been in discussions to move games to Las Vega since January.
The announcement comes after a two-year hiatus for the NHL and a lengthy bankruptcy filing.
The owners had hoped to move to Las Vegas by 2020, but were forced to postpone the move because of the bankruptcy filing, which is expected to be completed this summer.
“It is important to reiterate that the NHL is not moving to LasVegas,” commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.
“The relocation of the 2019 NHL season to Vegas is not in the cards at this time.
The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning were the last NHL teams to move into Las Vegas, which was built for $3 billion in the late 1990s. “
I know that the fans of the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils are very excited to be back in their hometowns.”
The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning were the last NHL teams to move into Las Vegas, which was built for $3 billion in the late 1990s.
The relocation of games was first announced by the league in August 2016.
The new arena has a capacity of about 15,000 fans, but Bettman has said the capacity could be more depending on whether or not the teams can find suitable seating at the new arena.