What’s up in Vegas… The Golden Knights enjoy a wild parade in Sin City as the famous Strip is closed to celebrate the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup trophy
- The Golden Knights also enjoyed wild celebrations after winning on Tuesday night
- After their first Stanley Cup, the team celebrated in a nightclub after the victory
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As expected, the Vegas Golden Knights celebrated the closure of the famous Strip in style in celebration of the city’s first major sports title.
The Golden Knights had already bagged the winning spoils after the emphatic 9-3 victory in Game 5 to clinch the Stanley Cup against Florida on Tuesday, but there was more to come on Saturday night.
Tens of thousands of fans filled the Toshiba Plaza – which has reached capacity – and beyond, cheering on its heroes as they rode a one-mile parade route around Sin City.
Ahead of the parade, Las Vegas police said they had prepared for more than 100,000 people to pack street-level viewing areas along Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Jack Eichel Center really enjoyed the celebrations, taking part in the shirtless parade and ran down the strip with a Golden Knights flagmuch to the delight of the faithful.
As expected, the Vegas Golden Knights celebrated in style during their victory parade on Saturday night
Alec Martinez celebrated with Vegas Golden Knights fans, holding the Stanley Cup aloft
Tens of thousands of fans filled the Toshiba Plaza, while others watched on the big screen
Ahead of the parade, Las Vegas police said they prepared for more than 100,000 people
Fans of all ages soaked up the atmosphere as the franchise won its first ever title
Center Jack Eichel (C) really enjoyed the celebrations, taking part in the shirtless parade
The parade route, arena and plaza also hosted a championship victory celebration in September
Amid Stanley Cup victory, Sin City is increasingly at the center of the sports world
“Vegas has become a market like every other big one now, slowly but surely,” coach Bruce Cassidy said Friday.
‘You have to build a story to do that. And to build history, you have to win championships.
The parade route, arena and plaza also hosted a championship victory celebration last September, after the Ace of Las Vegas defeated the Connecticut Sun to win the WNBA Championship. The women’s basketball team also plays at T-Mobile Arena.
After winning the Stanley Cup on Tuesday night, the players of the NHL’s top franchise tured up for DJ Steve Aoki’s performance at Omnia Nightclub.
Given recent events, Sin City is increasingly at the center of the sports world.
Always a mecca for boxing and sports betting, Las Vegas is now home to the NFL’s Raiders and an upcoming Formula 1 race as part of ongoing efforts to lure Oakland Athletics from MLB and an NBA expansion franchise. .
Members of the Vegas Golden Knights pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Panthers