Las Vegas NHL expansion group authorized, will begin play in 2017-18

NHL News It’s official: The NHL may have a 31st team starting together with the 2017-18 season.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Wednesday afternoon that the league will probably be expanding and the newest team is going to become in Las Vegas, generating it the initial specialist sports group in to the industry.
The Las Vegas group will likely be owned by Bill Foley and comes with an expansion fee of $500 million dollars.
“In the fall of 2017, when we celebrate the 100th birthday from the NHL, we will do so as a League of 31 teams,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned within a statement on Wednesday afternoon.
“We are pleased to welcome Bill Foley along with the city of Las Vegas for the League and are really excited that an NHL franchise will be the very first important specialist sports team within this vibrant, developing, worldwide location city.”
Bettman said the NHL board of governors gave expansion its unanimous assistance. It only required three quarters help to pass.
This will be the initial time the NHL Coins has expanded considering that 1997 when it introduced 4 further teams (Columbus, Minnesota, Nashville and Atlanta — now the Winnipeg Jets) over a 3 year stretch.
The new Las Vegas group will play its dwelling games in the newly opened T Mobile arena, a state-of-the-art venue having a hockey capacity of 17,368. The group currently has 14,000 season ticket holders. Foley stated he expects the developing to be full just about every night, especially immediately after the very first year or two when they demonstrate a winning attitude, and that 85 to 90 % on the crowd are going to be season ticket holders