National Hockey League agrees to accept and consider Seattle expansion application

NHL says Seattle can apply for franchise, start season-ticket drive

The Seattle city council on Monday approved a $600 million renovation of KeyArena, the potential site for the National Hockey League team.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league's board of governors agreed to consider an expansion application from Seattle. The Vegas expansion fee was $500 million.

Bettman said the process of setting up a team in Seattle would be similar to what happened for Las Vegas, according to K5.

Calgary and Arizona are still struggling with arena problems, but the National Hockey League will see how Seattle's ticket drive goes before ever considering relocating one of those teams to Washington state. He made the announcement Thursday after the first day of the board of governors meeting.

After the news that the Seattle City Council had approved the renovation plan to KeyArena, Seattle immediately became the hottest free agent of all the cities on the market.

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OK, the Sonics aren't coming back (just yet), but Seattle moved a step closer to giving hockey geeks (raise your hand - are you out there?) a reason to celebrate on Thursday when the NHL announced how it feels about an expansion franchise in the city.

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan said she spoke with Tim Leiweke, part of the Oak View Group that got approval to renovate KeyArena, and that they "couldn't be more thrilled". League has agreed and will allow a season-ticket drive.

Bettman said the group is only looking at Seattle for expansion, leaving Quebec City and Houston alone.

Durkan recently signed an agreement with a developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an National Basketball Association or NHL team.

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