Bettman says NHL will con­sider Seat­tle ex­pan­sion

Waterloo Region Record - - SPORTS -

MANALA­PAN, Fla. — Na­tional Hockey League com­mis­sioner Gary Bettman says the league’s board of gov­er­nors has agreed to con­sider an ex­pan­sion ap­pli­ca­tion from Seat­tle. Bettman said the ex­pan­sion fee has been set at $650 mil­lion for Seat­tle, which would be­come the league’s 32nd team, if ap­proved. Bill Fo­ley paid a $500mil­lion ex­pan­sion fee for the Ve­gas Golden Knights. They be­gan play this sea­son. Seat­tle plans to have a new arena ready by 2020 with the in­tent of lur­ing an NHL and a Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion team as an­chor ten­ants. Bettman says Seat­tle is the only city be­ing con­sid­ered for ex­pan­sion at the moment.

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