T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Ballpark at full capacity as COVID restrictions lifted

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – A fully reopened Las Vegas means a packed house in the city’s arenas and stadiums. The timing couldn’t be better for the Vegas Golden Knights, ready to pack the Fortress for crucial Games Three and Four against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday and Sunday.

“It’s amazing the feeling that we have here in the playoffs and that we haven’t finished. It definitely made us realize last year that we didn’t necessarily take them for granted, but we did and we miss them, ”said Jonathan Marchessault. “It’s great to find them.”

The Las Vegas Aviators will be next on deck to welcome a packed house of fans as they start a six-game home stand against the Reno Aces next Thursday. Aviators manager Fran Riordan said it would be amazing.

“It’s been such a long time for the players, the coaches, the front office – anyone who wants to come comes and wants to feel that freedom to just watch a baseball game and have fun,” Riordan said. “I think it’s going to be really, really, really fun.”

Full arenas and stadiums aren’t just fun for gamers and fans alike – they’re an economical boon for organizations and the city. The passion of Vegas sports fans is one factor the Oakland A’s are considering relocating here.

“The level of excitement around professional sports for the local community, not for tourists,” said Dave Kaval. “That’s what we thought it was more of a tourist game, it was really impressive and I think that’s a hallmark of this new era of sport in southern Nevada.”

OTHER REOPENING STORIES

The Las Vegas Raiders haven’t announced specific plans for the upcoming season, but general manager Mike Mayock has said this season they need to create an advantage on the pitch and look forward to seeing the Allegiant Stadium vibrate with the fans.

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