LOS ANGELES (April 7, 2016) – The Los Angeles Kings will play two preseason games in Las Vegas at the new T-Mobile Arena in October as part of the club’s 2016 Preseason Schedule, the Kings announced today.
The Kings will serve as the “home” team for both contests as the popular “Frozen Fury” event moves to a new home for the very first time. The Kings will take on the Dallas Stars on Friday, October 7, and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, October 8. Ticket information for both Frozen Fury contests will be announced at a later date.
Said Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille: “We are excited to be featured in one of the very first sporting events at the new T-Mobile Arena and we look forward to creating new Frozen Fury memories there. The atmosphere at Frozen Fury is always one of the highlights of our exhibition game schedule and we believe we can take this to a ‘next level’ in this new environment. Our fans will be excited that there will be two games this season, our 50th Anniversary, and we know they -- along with our players -- are going to love this new state-of-the-art arena.”
About T-Mobile Arena:
T-Mobile Arena – featuring joint venture partners AEG and MGM Resorts International -- is a privately funded, 20,000-seat, $375 million indoor arena located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Las Vegas’ newest landmark is expected to host more than 100 events annually including boxing, UFC and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows and special events. The venue also will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings never before featured in a facility of its kind.
The Kings played the first Frozen Fury contest in 1997 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which has hosted each game since. Since 2010 all six games in Las Vegas have sold out.
T-Mobile Arena opened on Wednesday night after a ribbon-cutting event with a concert by The Killers.
To date the Kings have announced the following games as part of their Preseason Schedule (additional contests will be announced at a later date):
The Kings will be featured in the annual Kraft Hockeyville Canada preseason game on October 2 in Lumby, British Columbia.
The Kings are scheduled to play a “Black and White” intra-squad game at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario on September 25 beginning at 3 p.m.
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