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December 18, 2018

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Golden Knights limiting attendance to practice

Vegas Golden Knights Practice

Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

Fans pack the seating area during the Vegas Golden Knights practice Friday, April 20, 2018, at City National Arena in Las Vegas.

With the team vying for the Stanley Cup, Golden Knights practices at City National Arena have become events all of their own.

Hundreds of fans now pour into the practice facility each morning to watch the Western Conference Champions skate, with a DJ playing music and a line for the team store stretching through the lobby.

For safety reasons, attendance at practices is being limited on a first-come, first-admitted basis, the team announced today.

Once the facility reaches capacity, fans will no longer be let inside. The team didn’t specify how many fans would be allowed to watch practices. Admission is free.

“The support from our local fan base in Las Vegas has been incredible all season long and our free and open practices at City National Arena have been a huge hit,” President Kerry Bubolz said in a news release.

“We have consistently had capacity crowds at our practices throughout the year, and this interest has continued to grow since our playoff run,” Bubolz said. “Safety is a top priority and these capacity measures are necessary to ensure all guests enjoy a safe, fun fan experience during Golden Knights practices.”