Seattle moved closer to a professional hockey franchise with reports that that the National Hockey League’s commissioner made formal request to its Board of Governors to seek approval for a new franchise in the Emerald City.
Coming in the wake of the city’s new agreement for a plan to rebuild the former KeyArena, the league proposal will ask the owners to set a timeline for awarding the franchise — a $650 million asking price and the specific details about advance season-ticket deposits – which league officials see as a demonstration of the potential local fan base.
The proposal was offered at the annual NHL Board of Governors’ meeting in Florida.
BREAKING NEWS: The NHL has agreed to consider expansion application for Seattle,WA. Bonderman and Bruckheimer can now begin to formally apply for a team.
I am excited for hockey fans... I think the location will suck. Would rather the hockey arena be somewhere other than Lower Queen Anne.