Seattle begins season-ticket campaign for new NHL team

SEATTLE, Wash.—If you’ve dreamed about becoming a season-ticket holder for an NHL team is Seattle—that could soon be your reality.Oak View Group and the City of Seattle announced the NHL on sale ticket deposit campaign will begin on March 1.

'It's Seattle's time:' Insider says NHL could begin taking steps this week

SEATTLE -- A hockey insider for a Canadian sports network says the NHL will likely take a "tangible step" to get the expansion ball rolling when the NHL Board of Governors meets Thursday in Florida.TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that the NHL wants to expand to 32 teams, and that Seattle appears to meet all criteria to be that team.McKenzie  says once the city council approved a major renovation of KeyArena, Seattle checked off the final three boxes the NHL requires to expand.Market:

Arena group proposing rapid construction timeline in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — A proposal to remodel KeyArena now has an ambitious timeline that could have it ready to house a professional franchise within three years.The timeline was laid out in a proposed memorandum of understanding between Seattle and Oak View Group.

Chris Hansen brushes off mayor's KeyArena plan: 'We have the best site, best location' in Sodo

SEATTLE – Investor Chris Hansen said his proposed sports arena in the Sodo district has not been benched after Mayor Ed Murray endorsed the Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena.He said Seattle just needs to “sit back and be patient,” expecting the promises OVG made will fall apart on their own.“I’ll tip my cap to Tim and the Oak View Group if they actually are able to solve the problems that are around there (KeyArena) and get the arena done and on-time and on-budget,” he said during a forum hosted by the Seattle City Club on Wednesday night. “I think our job here is to sit back and be patient, see how things transpire over the next few months.”

Seattle mayor to make announcement Wednesday on KeyArena's future

SEATTLE -- Mayor Ed Murray said he will be making an announcement about the future of KeyArena on Wednesday morning.In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Murray said he will be joined at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Seattle Center (KeyArena East Plaza) by the City Council, members of the community and key stakeholders in KeyArena.This comes after one of two groups bidding to renovate KeyArena dropped out Sunday, saying the process "eroded our confidence in the ultimate execution of this project."In a letter, Seattle Partners announced their wish to withdraw pointing to the city's lack of engagement and collaboration.