Recently it has been up for debate regarding whether or not Las Vegas should become the new home of an NHL team. Before making any big moves, investors want to secure 10,000 season ticket holders.
Bill Foley, a billionaire entrepreneur, is the main force pushing to get an NHL team in Las Vegas. Before making any major investments, Foley wanted to secure 10,000 potential season ticket holders. It was announced Monday that the drive for sales has already reached 7,000.
Foley is also the president of the organization Hockey Vision Las Vegas, which is the brains behind bringing an NHL team to Sin City as soon as possible. The drive for ticket sales began February 10th, and has already reached 75% of its quota.
Many were surprised when 5,000 people committed to purchase season tickets within the first two days of the drive. However, only 2,000 more were sold over the next 11 days of the two week drive. When asked about his opinion regarding the situation, Foley seemed very optimistic and enthusiastic with the quick turnout.
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Foley met with the press regarding his endeavors and stated, “the support of the Las Vegas community throughout this campaign has been incredible.” Due to the fact that no professional sports teams call Las Vegas home, brining an NHL team to the city and residents could draw even more revenue, not that Las Vegas particularly needs it.
The ticket drive requires those who are interested to put down a 10% deposit on the cost of the first seasons’ ticket price. Those who purchase tickets are also able to choose the duration of their season ticket commitment, which ranges anywhere from one to ten years. As an extra incentive, those who commit to purchasing tickets for at least two years have the first pick on where they would like their seats.
If the drive to reach 10,000 committees fails, those who have paid for season tickets will be fully refunded. Although at this rate it’s not likely to end that way. While the majority of people who call Las Vegas home aren’t native to the city, the community as a whole is in desperate need of a professional sports team to call their own.
H/T: The Hockey News
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