VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS AND THE D LAS VEGAS HOST THOUSANDS OF FANS AT 3RD ANNUAL FAN FEST
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center transformed into a hockey haven with player appearances, gameday grub, family-friendly activities and more
Celebrating the Vegas Golden Knight’s exciting third season, thousands gathered at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, February 29 to experience fun-filled festivities at the VGK 2020 Fan Fest. Marking the first chance for fans to meet a number of new players and head coach Pete DeBoer, hordes of hockey-lovers showed up to the annual event to enjoy all-ages activities and plenty of team
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The Downtown celebration kicked off with an energetic performance by the team’s in-house drumline, the Knight Line. A selection of Golden Knights players were then accompanied on stage by their broadcasting crew, coach DeBoer, President Kerry Bubolz and the D Las Vegas’ CEO Derek Stevens. The hockey heroes kept fans entertained with several on-stage showdowns, including getting-to-know-you games between players, as well as Las Vegas-themed trivia played by Stevens, Bubolz, broadcasters and a VGK season ticket member.
The afternoon was rounded-out by performances from the team’s dance crew, Vegas Vivas, and question-and-answer sessions with coach DeBoer, broadcasters Dave Goucher and Shane Hnidy and several players.
Offering a chance for fans to honor their favorite team in the league, the public party comes as the Golden Knights are gearing up for their third year of high-stakes playoff hockey. Continuing their quest for the cup, the team will face off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, March 3.
the D Las Vegas is the official Downtown Las Vegas casino partner of the Vegas Golden Knights and hosts game-day viewing parties all season long at LONGBAR. Furthermore, the iconic Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and is home to the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision.
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
ABOUT THE D LAS VEGAS
the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. Guests can enjoy contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. Debuting on casino’s second floor this March, the new hockey-themed BarCanada will provide sports fans with an unforgettable game watching experience; expanded sportsbook offerings from Circa Sports; all-new Keno and high-limit slot areas; and in-house programming from VSiN, The Sports Betting Network. For more information, visit www.thed.com or follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN LAS VEGS EVENTS CENTER
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. in Downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is the ultimate entertainment destination. The 20,000-foot multipurpose space offers carefully designed layouts to create a unique and memorable experience for every curated event. Merging Vegas nostalgia with a modern touch, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is inviting to both tourists and locals and embraces the spirit of the city with an eclectic line-up, ranging from music festivals, sport viewing parties and more. The venue features a state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting design equipment and can accommodate up to 11,000 guests. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.