Sport NHL opens application process for Seattle expansion franchise

02:38  08 december  2017
02:38  08 december  2017 Source:   theScore

NHL could announce Seattle franchise next year after arena deal approved, per report

  NHL could announce Seattle franchise next year after arena deal approved, per report <p>The NHL could award its first franchise to the city of Seattle in the coming months after the city council on Monday approved a $600 million renovation for KeyArena, reports the Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker. There’s no guarantee it happens yet, per The Athletic, but this is a major step toward NHL expansion to the Pacific Northwest.</p>The NHL could award its first franchise to the city of Seattle in the coming months after the city council on Monday approved a $600 million renovation for KeyArena, reports the Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker. There’s no guarantee it happens yet, per The Athletic, but this is a major step toward NHL expansion to the Pacific Northwest.

However, given the new expansion process opening , Bartoszek filed his permits in to building a new NHL sized arena in the Tukwila area though it However, the deadline to submit a formal application for a Seattle franchise has come without a submission from either of these potential owners.

When the NHL opened up the its Expansion Application process on Monday, it knew We'll see at least one application come in from Seattle , while there are whispers of groups representing Kansas City's attempts to lure an NHL franchise may be over, as reported by the Kansas City Star, which

a view of a city © MARK RALSTON / AFP / Getty The NHL Board of Governors has agreed to consider an application for an NHL expansion franchise in Seattle, commissioner Gary Bettman said in a press conference Thursday, according to NHL.com's Dan Rosen.

Bettman said the expansion fee would be $650 million, which is $150 million more than Las Vegas paid.

The NHL will allow a potential ownership group, led by billionaire David Bonderman and legendary film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer, to file an application and then conduct a season-ticket drive, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

While this is similar to the Golden Knights' beginnings, it doesn't guarantee a team will arrive in the Pacific Northwest.

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Ownership groups for a potential Seattle franchise are very present, but the failure to secure an arena in time for the NHL 's deadline shut the door on this As I wrote back on July 7, the NHL 's expansion application process is broken into three phases, with the first deadline being yesterday afternoon.

The odds of Las Vegas landing an NHL expansion franchise for the 2017-2018 season continue to increase. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned three cities — Seattle , Quebec City and Las Vegas The NHL will open the application process on July 6 with all requests due by August 10.

If a team was indeed brought to Seattle, it would be looking at the 2020-21 season to begin play, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman

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