The group looking to bring professional hockey to Seattle has taken the next step in the pursuit of an NHL franchise. The Oak View Group and its prospective NHL ownership group, led by billionaire David Bonderman and filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer, submitted its expansion application with the National Hockey League on Tuesday. "We are excited for the next steps in the process and our continued partnership with the City of Seattle," Oak View CEO Tim Leiweke said in a statement. Concerns about arenaWhile the ownership group for the potential NHL franchise appears set, there remains some concern about having the new arena ready by the 2020 season. Under the MOU, Oak View Group would be responsible for regular facility upgrades for the life of the 39-year lease agreement.
Source: CBC News February 14, 2018 01:18 UTC