VGK Joins Project Replacing Fiesta Rancho And Texas Station
When Texas Station and later Fiesta Rancho were bulldozed in North Las Vegas after being shuttered since COVID, it left a lot of questions for locals. What would go in its place? There was talk about a large project that emulated an Olympic village of sorts… but it seemed like fantasy. Much like the 2nd observation wheel and Star Trek hotel of the past. But the latest news from the Vegas Golden Knights has us becoming a believer.
What are the Golden Knights doing with this new North Las Vegas development?
This planned megadevelopment is sports themed, with a field, outdoor recreation and entertainment. It will also feature apartments and hotels and a selection of restaurants and bars. The one holdover from the existing property at the moment is the ice rink.
With the Vegas Golden Knights exploding onto the scene and making ice time an incredibly hot commodity, the rink remained after demolition. Now the team is joining forces with Agora Realty and Management on the “Hylo” project.
VGK will have an operating agreement with the brand new sheets of ice, providing programming and management of the facility. When it’s finished, the existing Pepsi Ice Arena will go into the dustbin.
When is this expected?
According to Sports Business Journal, construction is expected to be done by the end of 2025. By then it will join the ranks of CNA and America First Center as sheets of ice under the Knights management.
The need for more (and better) rinks for budding hockey players to learn the game and show off their stuff has grown stratospherically since the Knights hit the ice in 2017. The NHL franchise has worked hard to get more sheets available to players (ice time and hockey equipment ain’t cheap). This is yet another sign of their commitment to bringing hockey to the community inside and out of T-Mobile Arena.