This post was originally published on this site

The NHL Board of Governors has agreed to open the process for an NHL expansion franchise in Seattle, commissioner Gary Bettman said in a press conference Thursday, according to’s Dan Rosen.

Bettman says the expansion fee would be $650 million, which is $150 million more than what Vegas paid.

The NHL will allow an ownership group, potentially to conduct a season-ticket drive, much like Vegas was able to do. However, this does not guarantee the arrival of a team in the Pacific Northwest.

Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.