T-Mobile Arena hosted the first of many NHL games Friday night.
This as the Los Angeles Kings fell to the Dallas Stars in the first Frozen Fury preseason game.
Long-time Las Vegas hockey fans know this year's Frozen Fury is a just a taste of what they can expect all next year. That’s when the still unnamed expansion team will take the ice.
"As a long-time hockey fan it is just huge. It is being able to go to a game, your own home team instead of having to travel somewhere else," Neil Apfell said.
Bill Foley, who is the majority owner of the expansion team, has already said the team reached its limit of season ticket deposits and has created a waiting list.
Foley will be doing a question and answer event outside the T-Mobile Arena ahead of the Frozen Fury finale between the Kings and the Colorado Avalanche. That event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Fans who went to Friday’s game complimented the arena the NHL's newest team will soon call home.
"Not only of the site views, but the outside area and eating area and drinking area it's really first class," Mike Apfell said.
After the NHL is done on the ice, UNLV’s hockey team will take on Arizona State on Sunday.