Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part VI
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04-14-2013, 01:40 PM
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I would like to offer this as a reasonable question to Seattle advocates:
But, first, full disclosure: I believe QC to be the front runner, and that is part of the reason for my question.
However, I do really ask in the spirit of wanting to know how you all think about this:
Let's say PHX has to move this summer. Do you think there is the possibility of a Seattle group purchasing the team, doing whatever needs doing to Key Arena, and getting a staff to support hockey all ready to go before puck drop next fall for the 13-14 season?
Obviously, I am thinking that in the event of a spring '13 move, QC has advantages, because PKP's temp facility is all but ready to go. Ticket sales in QC are already accounted for to some degree, and there is a hockey staff in place ready to run the thing due to the Remparts.
How far behind is Seattle in those areas?
Thanks for helping me get up to speed on Seattle's situation.
IMO the ideal scenario would be for QC to get Phoenix, if it becomes available, and Seattle gets an expansion team when arena is ready. If Seattle somehow gets the Yotes after getting NBA Kings, then they will need to get all those things set up for NBA so possibly setting them up at same time should not be an issue, if that makes sense.
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