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National Hockey League to accept $650million Seattle expansion application

08 December, 2017, 05:39 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • NHL says Seattle can apply for franchise, start season-ticket drive

What Bettman is asking of Seattle isn't all that different of the Vegas Golden Knights, who are now in their inaugural season and are in second place in the Pacific Division. The commissioner also noted that Seattle would be on the hook for a $650 million expansion fee should it be accepted as the 32nd team.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters on Thursday that the league's board of governors have agreed to accept/consider an expansion application from Seattle and allow billionaire David Bonderman and his group of investors to conduct a season ticket drive.

The announcement comes the same week the City Council approved and Mayor Jenny Durkan signed a $600 million agreement with the Los Angeles-based Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena. "This is a process that we go through". Las Vegas' cost $500 million. The Metropolitans were actually an National Hockey League team in Seattle in 1917 that won the Stanley Cup.

If Seattle is unsuccessful during this expansion process, they also may be considered as an option for relocation during the 2020-21 season, Bettman says.

"I think we'll see the launch after the first of the year because it's not the time right now to be launching that kind of campaign".

OK, the Sonics aren't coming back (just yet), but Seattle moved a step closer to giving hockey geeks (raise your hand - are you out there?) a reason to celebrate on Thursday when the NHL announced how it feels about an expansion franchise in the city.

In a statement, Dundon called Carolina "a team on the rise".

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