About the Henderson
Event Center

The reimagination of the Henderson Pavilion into a more useful and better designed venue via the help of a public/private partnership with an affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights is an opportunity most cities could only dream of.

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About the Henderson
Event Center

The reimagination of the Henderson Pavilion into a more useful and better designed venue via the help of a public/private partnership with an affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights is an opportunity most cities could only dream of.

Share your thoughts
Learn more
Arena Icon
Economic Impact

Positive outcomes for Henderson

Approval Icon
70%

Henderson resident approval of concept

Hockey Icon
AHL

Public-Private Partnership

Good for Henderson

If approved, the proposed Henderson Event Center is an enclosed venue that would replace the aging Henderson Pavilion. It would accommodate events of all kinds year-round and would serve as the game day home of Henderson’s new American Hockey League team, as well as the home of performing arts groups like the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.

The City of Henderson is dedicated to designing an upscale venue that is compatible with the area and would protect nearby neighborhoods with increased onsite parking. If approved, this will be our new heart and home for community events, arts, culture and sports—from networking and graduations to concerts, center ice and more.

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Community

Something for everyone.

Community centers bring together family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and clients, making us feel connected to one another and enhancing our pride in where we live, work and play. When people feel a strong sense of civic pride around place, amazing things happen. Local businesses thrive. Property values increase. Individual happiness soars. The proposed Henderson Event Center recognizes what makes our community and neighborhoods unique and works to make them even better.

A place for connection.

Great cities are built on thriving small businesses and relationships. The Henderson Event Center provides the perfect hosting platform for business networking, trade events, chamber meetings and professional mixers.

A place for celebrations.

Inspiring the next generation to become active citizens influencing a better future starts here with high school and higher-ed graduations, and events in our community.

A place for harmony.

Nothing brings people closer together than the power of music. Here, an enclosed space, enhanced comfort and state-of-the-art sound will elevate our local, live music experience to new heights without disturbing the local neighborhood.

A place for growth.

Science, technology, engineering and math are driving the future of our workforce. What better place to drive science fairs, robotics competitions and other events to engage and inspire our youth?

A place for winning.

This is our town. This is our time. This is our team. Henderson born. AHL hockey. This is what started it all and what will keep us all cheering for generations to come.

Community

Something for everyone.

Community centers bring together family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and clients, making us feel connected to one another and enhancing our pride in where we live, work and play. When people feel a strong sense of civic pride around place, amazing things happen. Local businesses thrive. Property values increase. Individual happiness soars. The proposed Henderson Event Center recognizes what makes our community and neighborhoods unique and works to make them even better.

A place for connection.

Great cities are built on thriving small businesses and relationships. The Henderson Event Center provides the perfect hosting platform for business networking, trade events, chamber meetings and professional mixers.

A place for celebrations.

Inspiring the next generation to become active citizens influencing a better future starts right here with high school and higher-ed graduations, and events in our community.

A place for harmony.

Nothing brings people closer together than the power of music. Here, an enclosed space, enhanced comfort and state-of-the-art sound will elevate our local, live music experience to new heights without disturbing the local neighborhood.

A place for growth.

Science, technology, engineering and math are driving the future of our workforce. What better place to drive science fairs, robotics competitions and other events to engage and inspire our youth?

A place for winning.

This is our town. This is our time. This is our team. Henderson born. AHL hockey. This is what started it all and what will keep us all cheering for generations to come.

Parking and Transportation

Parking, traffic and pedestrian improvements are at the core of the Henderson Pavilion transformation into the proposed Henderson Event Center. Pedestrian bridges and underpasses. Key intersection improvements. Traffic signal and video monitoring. Traffic officers and crossing guards. All are key components in making getting to and from the Event Center a breeze.

Parking

For a capacity crowd of 6,000 people, approximately 1,600 spaces are needed for parking, according to a parking and transportation study of the area by Kimley-Horn, one of the nation’s premier planning and design engineering firms.

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Traffic

Based on traffic studies and a comprehensive traffic count of the area conducted on February 14, 2020, a busy Valentine’s “night out,” Kimley-Horn is currently developing a traffic plan for Henderson Event Center that will identify several area improvements.

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Improvements

Henderson is well known as a family-friendly place to live, a place where neighbors look out for one another. In that spirit, we are laser-focused on making the proposed Henderson Event Center an upgrade to the lifestyle for residents living in the immediate area.

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Let’s welcome AHL Hockey

This is our town. The proposed Henderson Event Center would build upon the enthusiasm Henderson residents already have for the Vegas Golden Knights and offer up a new, family-friendly pricing model combined with all the excitement, energy and pride of professional hockey. With the AHL in town hosting 34 games per year, Henderson would truly mean Hockey!

This is our time. Lifeguard Arena is already under construction in historic downtown Henderson and is where our new AHL team will train and house its hockey operations. Momentum is building.

This is our team. Our AHL team is backed by the NHL Vegas Golden Knights organization which has committed to making a significant, matching private investment in the proposed Henderson Event Center for the benefit of Henderson residents. The organization is well prepared to ensure first-class programming and fan experience, access to quality acts, events and exceptional food and beverage offerings.

Download the survey findings from Discovery Nevada (487KB, PDF)

Let’s welcome AHL Hockey

This is our town. The proposed Henderson Event Center would build upon the enthusiasm Henderson residents already have for the Vegas Golden Knights and offer up a new, family-friendly pricing model combined with all the excitement, energy and pride of professional hockey. With the AHL in town hosting 34 games per year, Henderson would truly mean Hockey!

This is our time. Lifeguard Arena is already under construction in historic downtown Henderson and is where our new AHL team will train and house its hockey operations. Momentum is building.

This is our team. Our AHL team is backed by the NHL Vegas Golden Knights organization which has committed to making a significant, matching private investment in the proposed Henderson Event Center for the benefit of Henderson residents. The organization is well prepared to ensure first-class programming and fan experience, access to quality acts, events and exceptional food and beverage offerings.

Download the survey findings from Discovery Nevada (487KB, PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Henderson Event Center is an enclosed 6,000-seat multi-purpose venue that is proposed to replace the Henderson Pavilion.

The Pavilion’s canopy structure was severely damaged by weather twice in recent years, necessitating the complete removal of the tent-like covering in 2018. Detailed inspection indicates the need for full reconstruction of the roof canopy support structure to meet current building code requirements, which in turn will require ADA improvements, replacement of the seats which have begun to fail, replacement of the sound system and several other improvements necessitated by age and weathering. As a result, the City began evaluating how to modernize and improve this facility to offer even greater entertainment opportunities and to enhance its use for community events and other activities.

The Henderson Event Center is proposed to replace the current Henderson Pavilion with a significantly upgraded and improved facility that can be used year-round. The location, just south of the 215 Beltway on the east side of So. Green Valley Parkway, is easily accessible from all regions of Henderson and the valley via the Beltway. It complements the already robust retail offerings at The District at Green Valley Ranch, one of Henderson’s key dining, shopping and entertainment destinations surrounded by neighborhoods whose residents are frequent patrons of all the area’s amenities.

Discovery Nevada, a leading Southern Nevada, pollster, recently conducted a survey of Henderson residents.  Nearly 70 percent of residents surveyed indicated support for the Henderson Event Center as proposed. And nearly 7,600 season ticket deposits have already been received, demonstrating broad community support for an AHL team. These numbers speak volumes of the majority of Henderson residents who clearly understand and appreciate the value of having a first-rate event center in their community, and their growing pride in becoming the hometown of a new AHL team affiliated with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Download the survey findings from Discovery Nevada (487KB, PDF)

Other proposed improvements to the area could include an outdoor plaza and park space; pedestrian and trail improvements in the immediate area; and improved and enhanced perimeter landscapes to further the appeal of Green Valley Parkway, an area of Henderson well known for its signature beauty.

With a capacity of 6,000 people at the proposed Henderson Event Center, approximately 1,600 spaces are needed for parking, according to a comprehensive parking and transportation study of the area currently in development by Kimley-Horn. This includes approximately 200 spaces for employees.

The City of Henderson is committed to protecting area neighborhoods by:

  • Increasing onsite parking at the venue;
  • Designing a venue compatible with the area;
  • Addressing pedestrian access to and throughout the site;
  • Developing an appropriate separation between the future venue and nearby residential neighborhoods;
  • Developing an enclosed venue that mitigates the impact of noise;
  • Developing a thoughtful parking plan and ensuring patrons know in advance the locations of authorized parking areas.

The City engaged Kimley-Horn, a leader in developing traffic mitigation and traffic planning solutions, to develop a comprehensive transportation and traffic plan for Henderson Event Center. The plan includes several possible options that may include such improvements as:

  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Accelerated improvements to key intersections
  • Traffic signal timing and video monitoring
  • Possible tunnel from Green Valley Parkway to parking lot of Henderson Special Events Center, eliminating left turns across northbound Green Valley Parkway
  • Traffic officers and crossing guards on game and major event nights as needed

The City would also plan to work closely with the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada to encourage implementation of express shuttle service to the Henderson Event Center on AHL game nights and for other major events, a model that has been successfully used for VGK games at T-Mobile, Las Vegas Aviators games at Las Vegas Ballpark and is planned for future Las Vegas Raiders games at Allegiant Stadium.

Henderson Event Center is located immediately adjacent to the Henderson West Police Station on Green Valley Parkway.  As is the case with current programming at the Pavilion, there would be security staff at the venue for all events, and the volume of security would be scaled to the size of the events.

Once completed, the proposed Henderson Event Center would continue to be owned by the City of Henderson but would be operated by an affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights through a long-term lease.

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Safety. Cleanliness. Affordability. Family-focused. Fun. Maximum enjoyment. From center ice to concerts, graduations and more. The City of Henderson, in partnership with an affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights, is prepared to over-deliver on your expectations. This is our town. This is our time. This is our place. This is Henderson Rising.

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