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The Process Begins For Seattle

from Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times,

A group led by billionaire David Bonderman and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Tuesday filed an application for an NHL expansion team to play at a revamped KeyArena.

The Bonderman and Bruckheimer duo, part of the Los Angeles based Oak View Group that plans a $600 million renovation of the arena, also included a $10 million fee to the league as part of its application. OVG hopes to have the 56-year-old arena renovated in time for the 2020-21 hockey season.

A league source confirmed the application and payment was made and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan later put out a tweet saying the bid had been filed. Durkan has been outspoken since taking office in November about her desire to bring winter sports back to the city.

Later on, OVG CEO Tim Leiweke put out a written statement confirming the application and adding: “We are excited for the next steps in the process and our continued partnership with the City of Seattle.”

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