Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 | 4:43 p.m.
Las Vegas’ first major professional sports franchise will have a 20-year ground lease for its practice facility in Summerlin, it was announced today.
The two-rink practice facility that will be an important home base for the still-unnamed hockey team that begins play next season is set for an official groundbreaking later this month. It’s expected to be completed by August 2017, according to team owner Bill Foley’s Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, LLC and the Howard Hughes Corporation, which is developing the 4.6-acre land parcel just east of Pavilion Center Drive and south of Griffith Peak Drive.
“Our hockey club is very appreciative of the commitment made by The Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with the development of our practice facility,” Foley said in a statement. “This facility will be a giant step in the development of an expanded youth hockey and adult league program in Clark County.”
The facility is expected to be completed about two months before the team will play its first game at T-Mobile Arena on the Strip.