MANALAPAN, Fla. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league’s board of governors 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. He made the announcement Thursday after the first day of the board of governors meeting.
“We’ve agreed as a league to take and consider an expansion application, and to let them run in the next few months, a season-ticket drive,” Bettman said. “This is a process that we go through.”
Bill Foley paid a $500 million expansion fee for the Vegas Golden Knights. They began play this season.