San Antonio Rampage Moving To Las Vegas

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Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley announced that the Golden Knights have purchased the AHL franchise membership from Spurs Sports & Entertainment, the group that currently operates the San Antonio Rampage in San Antonio, TX, and are applying for relocation of the franchise to Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada. The purchase and relocation is subject to approval from the American Hockey League Board of Governors.

From Bill Foley, Golden Kights CEO:

"Since our initial season ticket drive began five years ago in February 2015, we have witnessed first-hand the incredible passion and enthusiasm our community has for hockey, by every relevant metric, the growth of the game here the last few years at all levels has been remarkable. We could not be more proud to bring a second professional hockey club to the Valley to accelerate this growth even further."

From George McPhee President of Hockey Ops: 

"It's been a goal of the Vegas Golden Knights to have our AHL team located in our market since our team's inception, we are now closer to realizing this goal than we have ever been before. Last season, more than 87% of all NHL players were graduates of the AHL. Local fans will be able to track Golden Knights prospects as they progress through our system, advance to the AHL and look to reach their potential as NHL players. This move will effectively centralize our hockey operations and streamline our processes in terms of player development, scouting, transfers and staffing."

Pending the AHL Board of Governors approval, the Rampage would continue to play in San Antonio until the end of 2019-20 regular season and playoffs. Following the conclusion of the season, the team would then relocate to Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada where they would begin play in the 2020-21 AHL season.

Golden Knights fans will be able to place a $50 per seat season ticket deposit beginning and if the transfer doesn't go through the season ticket deposits are refundable.

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