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Las Vegas NHL team practice facility to be constructed at Downtown Summerlin

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It’s long been speculated the practice facility for Las Vegas’ NHL team would be built in Summerlin. On Thursday, it was confirmed.

Black Knight Sports & Entertainment and The Howard Hughes Corporation Thursday announced the signing of a 20-year ground lease for the facility, to be constructed at Downtown Summerlin, the retail and entertainment destination situated near Pavilion Center and Grifith Peak drives.

The two-rink facility will be located on a 4.6-acre parcel with groundbreaking expected later this month and completion set for August 2017.

“It’s an honor for our area’s new NHL team to establish its practice facility in Downtown Summerlin, where the community can easily connect with the team as well as enjoy youth hockey, men’s tournament hockey, figure skating and more,” said Kevin Orrock, president of Summerlin for The Howard Hughes Corporation.  

“Our hockey club is very appreciative of the commitment made by The Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with the development of our practice facility,” NHL team majority owner Bill Foley said. “This facility will be a giant step in the development of an expanded youth hockey and adult league program in Clark County.”

“A new ice age is dawning, and it isn’t just hockey fans who will rejoice. This practice facility is where Bill Foley’s athletes will learn to gel as a team and work toward eventually bringing the Stanley Cup home to Las Vegas,” Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak said.

The team, the name of which has yet to be revealed, is slated to begin playing during the 2017-18 season.

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