Las Vegas Hockey Team Homeless for Now

The Las Vegas Wranglers, part of the Double AA East Coast Hockey League, have cancelled plans to build an ice-rink arena at the Plaza in Downtown Vegas. The project was too expensive, the team announced. The team’s plans for the next season are unknown.

Once played at Boyd-owned Orleans Arena

The Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team have withdrawn from a Downtown Las Vegas ice rink project at the Plaza because it cost too much, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The Plaza issued a statement in the wake of the announcement saying, “Everyone at the Plaza Hotel was excited about the prospect of being the new home of the Las Vegas Wranglers. We believed it was a great fit for our property, for downtown, and for the fans.

“Unfortunately, the Wranglers notified us this morning that the construction of the arena was determined by them to be too costly and they have chosen not to proceed with the project at the Plaza. The Plaza made every effort to accommodate the project and bring the Wranglers downtown, and we are disappointed that the venture is no longer possible.”

The Wranglers’ plans are for the upcoming season are unknown. The independent team is part of the Double AA East Coast Hockey League. Its lease at Orleans Arena expired and the arena’s owner, Boyd Gaming, did not choose to renew the agreement.