The potential owner of an NHL team in Seattle, Victor Coleman, would not submit bid before the deadline imposed by the circuit, according to reports the local NBC network in Seattle.
The NHL has imposed the date of Monday, July 20 as the limit for the first step in the expansion process and indicated to interested groups that a deposit will be required for the application. According KING5, fees would include a payment of US $ 10 million, two million are non-refundable.
A source claims that KING5 Coleman advised the NHL conclude that He wanted the site folder for the new arena before making the request for a team. Coleman, a native of Vancouver, would then take the “fast track” the expansion process.
Coleman hopes to build a new arena in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle.
This decision could represent a step backwards for the arrival of an NHL team in Seattle, or open the door to a group that wishes to host a team in Tukwila, a suburb of Seattle. It is not known whether this group, led by the businessman Ray Bartoszek, will submit his candidacy Monday.
Quebec City and Las Vegas would be the only two markets to submit their applications.