The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that the NHL has chosen Las Vegas as its choice for expansion. This is dependent on organizers providing a $500 expansion million fee, according to the AP report.
A person with direct knowledge of the NHL’s released the news Tuesday, but asked for anonymity The league will not release any details prior to its annual Board of Governors meeting, which is schedule for June 22.
The 2017-18 season would be the earliest the league would expand. Quebec City has also been under consideration for expansion.
Bill Foley, who is leading the Las Vegas bid, reported that he was secured 13,200 season-ticket deposits, to go with 1,000 commitments from corporations and 735 suite seats.
T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat multi-purpose arena opened on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada in April.