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Bettman visits Seattle regarding arena status 

Bettman visits Seattle regarding arena status 

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Las Vegas 2012. Photo: Associated Press/Photo Credit: WENN

 

SEATTLE (AP) — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made a visit to Seattle to meet with local elected leaders to get an update on the status of a possible new arena.

NHL spokesman Frank Brown confirmed Bettman’s meeting on Tuesday after it was first reported by KING-TV. Brown said Bettman was on the West Coast for NHL playoff games and met with Seattle mayor Ed Murray.

Brown said the meeting was solely to get an update on the status of a new arena being proposed by investor Chris Hansen. Legislation approved by city and county officials call for an NBA team to be placed in Seattle first before an NHL team unless the memorandum of understanding on the project is rewritten.

 

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