Prospective NHL team owner Bill Foley submitted his application to the National Hockey League on Monday for a team in Las Vegas that would play at the new arena being built behind New York-New York on the Strip.
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The group headed by Bill Foley that is trying to secure an NHL franchise in Las Vegas already has received season-ticket deposits for 50 percent of its intended goal of 10,000. This is happening, and league commissioner Gary Bettman knows it.
The ownership group of a prospective NHL franchise in Las Vegas that launched a ticket drive on Tuesday has exploded out of the box by receiving 5,000 deposits in the first day and a half.
Gavin Maloof was ticking off a long list of celebrities who have jumped on the NHL to Las Vegas bandwagon when he stopped in midsentence.
With cold weather gripping the East Coast and a chance to get out of snowy and chilly New York City, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman decided to take prospective owner Bill Foley up on his offer and attend Tuesday’s kickoff of the season-ticket drive that Foley hopes will yield commitments for more than 10,000 tickets and convince the league to add Las Vegas to the current 30-team NHL family.
With National Hockey League officials looking on, prospective team owners start taking deposits for the 10,000 season-ticket sales needed to land a franchise.
Several NHL stars, including Wayne Gretzky, have played in the Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee de Quebec, an international ice hockey tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds in Canada. The Las Vegas Junior Wranglers will begin play Sunday against a team from Japan.
Bill Foley, the 69-year-old pied piper of NHL hockey in Sin City, and his local partners, the Maloof brothers, will officially start accepting season ticket deposits for a possible big-league hockey club.
How serious is the National Hockey League about adding Las Vegas to the league? NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is attending a press conference Tuesday that is being held by an ownership group to officially launch a season ticket deposit campaign.
The group pushing for a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas has emailed ticket prices and an arena seating chart to fans who gave their emails to the group.
Bill Foley, the Florida billionaire pushing for an NHL team at the new arena being built on the Strip, said Tuesday he prefers Nevada over Las Vegas in the team’s official name.
The group pushing for a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas used a TV ad during Sunday’s Super Bowl telecast to create more buzz around a season ticket deposit campaign set to launch Feb. 10.
Two very different groups are taking contrasting approaches in their efforts to bring the first major-league sports team to the Las Vegas market. It’s Major League Soccer versus the National Hockey League.
Wranglers owner Gary Jacobs said Thursday that the city’s ECHL franchise is calling it quits after failing to find a new facility to play in next season.
New York Islanders center John Tavares became only the sixth NHL player to score four goals in an All-Star Game, leading Team Toews to a 17-12 win over Team Foligno before a sold-out crowd of 18,901 in Nationwide Arena.
Fidelity National Financial chairman Bill Foley has hired a growing Las Vegas social media company that has cultivated an impressive array of sports clients as part of his campaign to generate 10,000 season ticket deposits for a potential National Hockey League team in Las Vegas.
Bill Foley is counting on 130,000 “avid hockey fans” with incomes of at least $55,000 in the Las Vegas market to plunk down $150 to $900 for a season ticket deposit as the first step toward creating a National Hockey League expansion franchise at the new $375 million arena being built behind New York-New York.
Bill Foley, the public face of an ownership group seeking to create an NHL team in Las Vegas, arrived in Las Vegas on Thursday, lunched with MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren at Bellagio, and then schmoozed with local leaders in hopes of drumming up at least 10,000 season ticket commitments for an NHL franchise.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Randy Carlyle in a bid to salvage a season that has started to slip away, the National Hockey League team said on Tuesday.
Troy Brouwer scored a powerplay goal with 13 seconds left in regulation as the Washington Capitals rang in the New Year with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the outdoor Winter Classic on Thursday.
Billy Johnson, who was known for his inventive promotions during 11 years leading the minor league hockey franchise, said there’s still a shot the Wranglers will return next season after losing their arena and taking a year off. Johnson has accepted a fundraising position in town that’s unrelated to sports.
Roberto Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington Capitals just enough to earn a 2-1 victory that was finally settled in a record-breaking, 20-round shootout on Tuesday night.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says Las Vegas is a “unique market” for the league to consider. Gambling and legalized sports books in Las Vegas present a challenge the NHL hasn’t dealt with before.