The anticipation has been mounting in the desert for months.
Tonight will be the first game the Golden Knights play in the T-Mobil Arena against the LA Kings. And this uncertainty present several questions? Will there be many Kings fans? Will there still be jerseys from across the NHL and beyond? Or will this be a predominantly Vegas crowd?
Las Vegas has primarily been a residence of prize fighting and MMA, this is an entirely new concept brought to the desert.
Though this is a preseason game and the Golden Knights will hold back some of the game presentation they have planned, not wanting to spoil the real curtain-raiser, this will be the first time Vegas fans will have a chance to cheer a major league team of their own at home.
Season-ticket holders filled the new practice rink in Summerlin, a neighborhood west of the Strip, for the first practices of training camp
The Golden Knights have outscored the opposition 19-12 in four preseason games (3-1-0).
Suffices to say the young franchise is marketable.
Currently leading the pre-season charge in points is Brad Hunt, followed by Tyler Wong for Las Vegas.
Earlier this week we were able to see that the Golden Knights posted a video of their ice crew imprinting the names of season ticket holders into the ice. The names will be placed right before the blue lines in the ice of T-Mobile Arena.
It seems the Golden Knights will be a force to be reckoned with for fan appreciation.
Season ticket holders have also received free jerseys for the first inaugural season.