3 Reasons Why the NHL Should Go Back to Lake Tahoe for a Special Outdoor Game

With the 2024 Stadium Series matchup coming up, it's fun to think about which other venues can host this event. Here's why Lake Tahoe deserves consideration for an outdoor event.
NHL Outdoors At Lake Tahoe - Vegas Golden Knights v Colorado Avalanche
NHL Outdoors At Lake Tahoe - Vegas Golden Knights v Colorado Avalanche / Christian Petersen/GettyImages
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3. The Golden Knights Draw Big Crowds

Jonathan Marchessault, Alex Pietrangelo, Nicolas Roy
Vegas Golden Knights v Arizona Coyotes / Zac BonDurant/GettyImages

Opposing NHL fans will complain that the Vegas Golden Knights get too much favortism from Gary Bettman. Whether it's his motley crew of ref stooges or various hockey events, there's always a conspiracy behind the supposed "bias." However, there are some stats that warrant the Golden Knights getting plenty o' love.

For example, the Vegas Golden Knights have the highest capacity of any home team in the NHL at 103.5% this season. The Knights are also fifth in total attendance for the season at 471,116. There's plenty of reason to believe Vegas is a great draw, especially after winning a Stanley Cup.

If the NHL does go back to Lake Tahoe for an outdoor game, it can replace its Stadium Series game and plug the Golden Knights in their outdoor festivities. It's a long shot considering the popularity of the Stadium Series. However, it would be nice to see again given the "Gold Standard".