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  1. BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Vegas fan since 92

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    It's not next to it, it's the top floors of it.

    They were Mandalaying it up.
     
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    Looks like I'll be in Vegas February 20th til the 24th. I'm making it to the Calgary game that Wednesday, but am also trying to go to the Friday game.

    Stubhub seems like the best place to get reseller tickets.

    Has anyone been in the 100s sections?
     
  3. Boris Zubov

    Boris Zubov What a ride it was...

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    100 Level is completely overpriced, IMO. You're paying a premium to sit behind the net. Doesn't make sense to me. Plus the upper half of the 100s are at the same height at the first 10 rows of the upper level.

    It's a much better value & a better view to sit in between the blue lines in the 200s.
     
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  4. BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Vegas fan since 92

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    I've spoken to people that sit there and they love it.

    I'm a between the blue lines kind of guy myself, so it's not my thing. If you don't mind being on an end (which is definitely not my thing) it is a little closer to the ice than the 200 level height-wise. It's great if you're a fan of the visiting team as well since that's the visitors shoot twice end.
     
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    Thanks! I'm sure I'll come back with more questions.
     
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    Right? Its par for the course of our season thus far though ;)
     
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    LadyStanley Elasmobranchology-go

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    Hungry?
     
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    Bones45 Prince is a Redneck

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    Hey guys --

    I'm coming in Feb -- got my tix for the mezzanine party deck -- drinks/food included I believe. Anyone have any experience on that area?

    Main question --- and its a little weird -- is this..

    Most arenas around North America I've been to are filled with hockey fans wearing jerseys and jeans. Now.. Im only asking this because its Vegas...

    Is that the type of crowd which is @ Vegas home games? or is it more of a dressed up scene?

    Also -- as a fan of cannabis -- I saw there are several dispensaries local to the Strip. Was going to take the monorail to the north end as I saw I think several up there.. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Tx!
     
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  9. BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Vegas fan since 92

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    I've heard good things about the party deck thing. Apparently the food is good and the drinks are easy to get, I'd actually like to try it out prior to the end of the season.

    Knights games are the same as every other hockey game I've been to as far as the crowds go. It's just a little louder.
     
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    Bones45 Prince is a Redneck

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    Fear not --- I'll report back after my game on the 21st. with pics.. (cuz you know the motto -- if there are no pics, it didnt happen)
     
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    Nevada Jones Vegas Strong

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    Most visitors seem to patronize Essence, as it's conveniently located on Las Vegas Boulevard.

    Disclaimer: I have no personal or professional attachment to the dispensary. :D
     
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  12. BattleBorn

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    Reef is pretty close to the Strip, a few blocks west and over the train tracks.

    It's like the Walmart of weed places though. Decent quality, but they have some cheapy offerings.
     
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    LadyStanley Elasmobranchology-go

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    Lyft driver here. Done pickups/dropoffs from numerous venues. I have no recommendations either way (except for kickbacks I can get as driver lol). I don't indulge so can't comment on quality or price.
     
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    Thank you?
     
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    Norduck youllneverquackalone

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    Planning to go with some family next month, including my nephew who’s about 20 months old. Kids under 2 are free, right?
     
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    A to Z Guide | T-Mobile Arena

    Must sit in lap of paying person.
     
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    Norduck youllneverquackalone

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    Perfect, thank you! Between 4 adults, we can take turns walking him around the halls if he gets restless, but he’s pretty well-behaved for his age. ;)
     
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    Do the earplug thing, for sure.

    It gets loud.
     
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    As an owner of a 7 year old -- and previous owner of a 2 year old -- I remember a lot of walking and exploring of the arena. Somehow, a 2 year old is no good at sitting still for 3 hours. Who knew? :)

    We did a lot of walking around, concourse.. arena... stairs.. etc.. intertwined with eating and drinking sessions. It gets old quickly. I would suggest to walk with him/her the concourse several times just before puck drop so you can at least catch as much as possible. If you haven't gotten your seats yet -- the lower the better.
     
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    i need 2 tickets to February 15th against Edmonton. preds fan visiting but hockey game in Vegas is bucket list as soon as I heard y'all were getting a team. I've been to Vegas before so I'm familiar with the area. tickets are not cheap!
     
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    I think fans like you are part of the reason why there is a shortage of "cheap" tickets. Last game I went to (CBJ) our seat neighbors were from DC suburbs and Caps fans, but wanted to see a game after hearing all the noise and raves about it when the Caps came to visit in December. They said those were the two cheapest tickets ($68/each) they could stomach watching a game from (upstairs in 202), saying they usually get premium seats for Caps games. They paid double face value to watch two teams they have no connection with just to experience a VGK home game and they left saying it was fun and well worth it. The tickets on the secondary market are getting expensive, but then again hard to go to almost any good show in Vegas for less than that so if you are a hockey fan you probably won't be too disappointed.
     
  22. BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Vegas fan since 92

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    This is very true.

    One of the things you learn to live with in Las Vegas is that every live show will cost a ridiculous amount compared to most other places. Your favorite band is coming to town? Go pick up a ticket at $110, or you could see them two nights earlier in Phoenix for $40 and make a road trip out of it.
     
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    this is true. i paid $110 a ticket to see cirque du soleil last time in Vegas all for my ol lady *face palm*

    im sure i can stomach whatever it costs to watch a knights game
     
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    Hello again, I'm back with another question.

    Any brewery suggestions? I'm not too fond of IPAs. I also see that there's a ton of Sin City Brewing Company. ...is that a bad thing?
     
  25. Boris Zubov

    Boris Zubov What a ride it was...

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    Sin City is really the only one with an outpost on the strip. All the other breweries are scattered around the valley. Most of them don't serve food either, but some have food trucks that do show up from time to time.

    My personal favorites are Tenaya Creek, Bad Beat & Crafthaus.
     
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