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New Knight Hawks indoor football pitch gets first preview on Thursday

By Alan Snel of

Another first for Bill Foley’s new arena in Henderson: The playing surface for Foley’s Vegas Knight Hawks indoor football team was revealed on Thursday as fans picked seats inside the 6 000 places.

Technically speaking, the arena is called the Dollar Loan Center under a 22-year naming rights agreement between Foley’s athletic operation and the short-term lender.

Foley, majority owner of the NHL Vegas Golden Knights, partnered with the City of Henderson to build the $84 million arena. Foley and Henderson each invested $42 million for the building at 200 S. Green Valley Parkway near the district’s commercial area. The arena sits on the site of the old Henderson Pavilion which city officials said was obsolete.

The Knight Hawks are part of Foley’s financial portfolio which includes the Golden Knights; VGK’s feeder minor league club, the Henderson Silver Knights of the American Hockey League; and those Knight Hawks of the Indoor Football League.

Foley’s fascination with including “Knights” in the names of his sports teams dates back to his time as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where the sports team’s nickname was Black Knights.

Fans visited the arena today and even walked the 50m pitch. Here is a list of ticket prices per game according to the season plan. spoke with the team’s coach, Mike Davis, about the origin of the players:

Foley’s professional fingerprints are all over the building. For example, its Craggy Range sports bar is integrated into the arena. Craggy Range is part of the restaurant chain in Foley called the Glacier Restaurant Group. Foley’s MacKenzie River Pizzeria is also part of the City National Arena facility, home to the Golden Knights headquarters and practice facility in Summerlin.

The Knight Hawks’ first game in the arena is March 18.

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