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Seattle NHL arena not expected to open until middle of 2021

The arena for Seattle’s new NHL franchise won’t be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn’t have any impact on the expansion team’s first season. Team President Tod Leiweke says the delay could end up affecting some other plans for the franchise, including the hopes of hosting the 2021 NHL draft. Leiweke says the project cost has also grown to more than $900 million for what was originally expected to be a $650 million building.

NHL is moving forward with Seattle expansion bid

The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman says the Board of Governors executive committee recommended to the full group to proceed with Seattle’s expansion application with an eye on voting to approve the league’s 32nd franchise in December. The recommendation comes after key stakeholders presented their case to the executive committee and hit it off enough that Seattle could be awarded a team two months from now.

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city’s bid to land an expansion NHL franchise.

New investors announced as part of Seattle’s NHL bid

The investment group hoping to bring an expansion NHL franchise to Seattle for the 2020 season has announced a new set of local investors including Seattle Sounders majority owner Adrian Hanauer and members of the Ackerley family that previously owned the Seattle SuperSonics.

KeyArena renovation to cost more than originally expected

Renovating KeyArena to make it ready for a potential NHL franchise will cost $100 million more than previously expected. Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke said costs increased for a variety of reasons, including putting in permanent locker rooms for the expected NHL franchise, the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and a permanent locker room for a potential future NBA franchise. The project was originally expected to cost $600 million.

Backers of NHL team in Seattle hope for decision in June

Famous supporters trying to bring professional hockey to Seattle say they hope to hear in June whether their application for an expansion team succeeds. Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, billionaire David Bonderman and Oak View Group Chief Executive Tim Leiweke spoke with reporters in a series of interviews Wednesday. The interviews came before Thursday’s launch of a season-ticket deposit drive meant to demonstrate fan interest in a hockey franchise.

Geoff Baker: Seattle’s KeyArena bid gets timely assist from NHL

The NHL’s recent announcement it would accept an expansion application for a future Seattle franchise might have surprised those who hadn’t closely followed this city’s arena drama. But those close to the situation knew the league badly needed to throw the city and Tim Leiweke’s Oak View Group a bone. Some of the public discourse surrounding a KeyArena renovation proposal had gotten out of whack, and speculation had affected perceptions of the venue and Leiweke’s plans for it.

Gary Bettman says NHL will consider Seattle expansion bid

NHL 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.

Group proposing rapid remodeling construction timeline for Seattle’s KeyArena

SEATTLE – 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. The Seattle City Council wouldn’t vote on a final version of the agreement until the first week of December at the earliest.

Group seeking Seattle NBA team says it would build 2 arenas

An investment group that wants to build a sports arena for professional basketball and possibly hockey has offered to also rebuild KeyArena, the former home of Seattle’s departed NBA franchise. The move by the group led by investor Chris Hansen is the latest in the long-running debate over building a new arena.