The Vegas Knights first game of the season was a memorable one for both the Knights and the Kraken. However, what meant more to the Knights about that game was the fact that they had full capacity back in the stadium.
The Vegas Knights did allow fans last season, but they only allowed a small percentage. Now that things are starting to get back to normal, the stadium is completely opened up. No matter what sports you are going to watch: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, there has always been the idea of ‘Home field advantage’. So just how important is it going to be throughout the season to have full capacity?
The Vegas Knights are going to be taking extreme precautions throughout the stadium. To ensure safety to the players, coaches, and the fans, they will be taking cleaning very seriously before and after the games to ensure safety for their fan-base.
Next, if you are fully vaccinated and show them proof, you do not have to wear a mask inside the stadium or fill out a healthy questionnaire. As a professional organization, they want to do everything they can to make sure that their fans stay safe.
Home Ice Advantage
I did some digging into how much of an advantage it is when you play at home, compared to when you play the road. I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting the numbers I found. When teams played at home last season, there were a total of 463 wins, and only 282 losses. Now I will say that I did exclude overtime losses, but even with that added on, it wouldn’t be much more than 300.
If you take a look at the statistics at home, there were 463 wins. When on the road, there were a total of 405 wins on the road. Now, you can see the advantage of wins, but that doesn’t even compare to difference in losses. Last season there were 371 losses on the road last season and only 282 losses at home.
In Conclusion, when you get to play at home and have a entire dedicated fan-base cheering you on–you’re going to have a much better chance at winning.