Recently it was announced via the Las Vegas Review-Journal that wireless operator T-Mobile has bought the naming rights to the $375 million arena being built by MGM Resorts International and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) which is set to open on the Strip in April.
The building, which had been called the Las Vegas Arena for the past two years, is now officially the T-Mobile Arena.
This new T-Mobile Arena is looking to host an expansion team from the National Hockey League. While it seems like the talks have stalled as of the moment, one wouldn’t be surprised to see an announcement come this summer.
Prospective owner Bill Foley has been very vocal in his desire to bring a hockey team to Las Vegas. While unsure if the city would support an NHL team, they came out and supported with 13k+ deposits for season tickets. That’s a sizable number considering the uncharted waters of the city.
There will be a “Name the Team” campaign if a franchise is approved and it’s believed they’d wear a color scheme of black, gold and gray. The color scheme mirrors the United States Military Academy, Foley’s alma mater.
God speed Las Vegas.