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Sport NHL opens application process for Seattle expansion franchise

02:38  08 december  2017
02:38  08 december  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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The expansion application has been expected for weeks and is the next step in Seattle ’s ongoing The timeline for that is unknown. The expansion franchise process is running concurrent with a The group has an aggressive timeline for construction that could have the renovated building open in

The National Hockey league logo is shown in a file photo. The group looking to bring professional hockey to Seattle has taken the next step in the The expansion application has been expected for weeks and is the next step in Seattle ’s ongoing hope of bringing an NHL franchise to the largest

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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The National Hockey League ( NHL ) has undergone several rounds of expansion and other organizational Two potential ownership groups submitted applications for prospective teams in Las Vegas and Quebec City. A Seattle group made a bid on an expansion franchise in 1990, but it

Owners of Seattle ’s Potential NHL Expansion Franchise Full of Optimism. Underneath the Space Needle, the stars are aligning for an NHL team to land in Seattle . The expansion application has been submitted, along with its accompanying million deposit.

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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