Monday, September 16, 2013

Seattle Arena faces another big week, NHL watching | Seattle

The Downtown Design review board will once again meet on Tuesday to review his proposed NBA/NHL arena complex.  Another public meeting, over the environmental review, will happen two days later.  They are both key meetings, as his project continues to progress, and evolve.

Sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, believe the NHL is now watching the status of the project, and gauging corporate and fan interest in a potential expansion franchise.  Hansen has been seeking a partner who could be a tenant in a new building.  Sources say NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been quietly pushing owners to award a franchise to Seattle, perhaps as early as next year.  The NHL has denied that any talks have taken place, and sources suggest nothing has been finalized.

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Mike Baker
Seattle, Wa

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