The Vegas Golden Knights’ new practice facility will be named City National Arena, the team announced Monday.
In addition to the facility’s name, City National has been named the official bank of the Golden Knights.
“Our practice facility was designed to be the official home of the Vegas Golden Knights but also a state-of-the-art community ice center for all Las Vegans to enjoy,” Golden Knights CEO and chairman Bill Foley said in a statement. “We are thrilled to partner with City National Bank on this endeavor, as City National shares in our vision of growing the sport of hockey in Southern Nevada and has a strong commitment to the community.”
Foley announced a multi-year partnership with City National, which includes in-arena branding at the facility. That includes logos at center ice and City National patches on the Golden Knights’ practice jerseys.
UNLV’s men’s hockey team, which will begin play as a Division I team this upcoming season, will play its home games at the facility.
“Since City National has been providing outstanding business and private banking and investment management here in Las Vegas for over a decade, we are very enthusiastic about Bill Foley and the Golden Knights ushering in a new era of major league sports for Nevada,” said City National Bank’s CEO and chairman Russell Goldsmith in a statement. “The Knights will add to the attraction of Las Vegas as a world class tourist destination, create many jobs and help grow the economy of Southern Nevada in many ways.”
No official date has been set for the opening of City National Arena, but it’s expected to open in August and be ready before the start of training camp in September.