Bettman says NHL will consider Seattle expansion
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.