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Traffic around T-Mobile Arena on opening night

Posted at 10:15 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 02:33:11-04
Opening night for the T-Mobile Arena Wednesday brought crowds from all over the valley and beyond.
One concern at the beginning of the night was traffic and potential parking problems.
"I was a little worried," said Rick Ferguson. "I was doing the driving so I was anticipating some traffic delays."
To his surprise, like many venue goers, traffic was smooth. 
13 Action News traveled the route suggested by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Sticking to Frank Sinatra Drive, the crew's drive time was about 20 minutes for a 6.5 mile trek. 

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PLENTY OF PARKING: Live Drive time to #TmobileArena took 26 minutes. We found a spot at the Monte Carlo parking garage. Be prepared to fork over cash. $20 KTNV Channel 13 Action News

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The same held true for Ferguson who came from Henderson. 
"It was smooth the entire way," he said. "It was awesome. I was really shocked because I thought it was going to be a cluster. It was simple. I followed everybody with the flags, parked and got out."
Las Vegas police had staff strategically place around the arena, The Park, Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana. Parking attendants were also on hand directing drivers on where to go.
"We didn't know what route to take," said Daniel Howell. He left his house in Spring Valley and traveled the Strip. "We didn't know what casino to park at but it was just easy. We just followed the signs." 
Parking at the Monte Carlo parking garage cost Howell $20 but he said it was well worth the proximity.
Arena officials say given the venue and the season, traffic could change. They recommend planning accordingly.