When is the Golden Knights home opener?

It's been alluded to a few times on this site. However, here's a quick refresher in case you want to head to T-Mobile Arena for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Colorado Avalanche v Vegas Golden Knights
Colorado Avalanche v Vegas Golden Knights / Candice Ward/GettyImages

When the Vegas Golden Knights return to the ice at T-Mobile Arena, it'll signal calmer times. The children will be back in school, the temperatures will cool down, and hockey will return. It'll be a great time for Las Vegas residents looking to escape the heat, for everyone will rejoice that their newest pastime has returned.

Stars like Tomas Hertl will wow the audiences with exciting goals, while Vegas will face off against tough opponents. That includes the Colorado Avalanche, who have the reigning Hart Memorial Trophy winner, Nathan MacKinnon, leading the way. It's also a matchup of the last two Western Conference teams to win the Stanley Cup. Colorado won it all in 2022, while Vegas won a year later.

Yes, these summer months are a drag for everyone in the desert. 120-degree (Fahrenheit) weather can be a drag on all citizens, especially when trapped in your car on the drive home. But don't fret, Golden Knights fans! October will be here before you know it, which means Toshiba Plaza will be packed.

But when can Golden Knights fans make that trek down to the Strip? When will it be ideal to hit up Beerhaus before the home opener? Don't blink because the season will start before your very eyes! Here's when the festivities get underway for Vegas hockey fans.

The Vegas Golden Knights home opener happens at T-Mobile Arena on October 9

In three months, the Vegas Golden Knights will square off against the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on October 9. It'll also be the season opener for the Golden Knights, who play their first three games in Las Vegas. Their next two opponents will be against the St. Louis Blues (October 11) and Anaheim Ducks (October 13).

As for the Avalanche game, it'll be televised on HBO Max and TNT. Last season's "Multiversus" game between the two clubs was also broadcast on TNT on April 14. Here, the Golden Knights won in overtime, 4-3, thanks to a power play goal by Tomas Hertl. That game also saw three unanswered goals in the third period by Vegas, capping off an incredible comeback.

Expect another fireworks display between both teams to kick off the 2024-25 NHL season. The Golden Knights and Avalanche look to hoist Lord Stanley once more and get off to a hot start. Winning the first game of the season would be a great first step.