Daniel D’Arrigo, chief financial officer for MGM Resorts International, said the company has held preliminary discussions with Bill Foley looking to bring a National Hockey League team to Las Vegas.
Bill Foley has hired a growing Las Vegas social media company that has cultivated an array of sports clients as part of his campaign to generate 10,000 season ticket deposits for a potential National Hockey League team in Las Vegas.
The Foley team is trying to generate at least 10,000 season ticket deposits to show NHL brass that Las Vegas is a viable big-league hockey market. Fans are being asked to pay a 10 percent deposit on season tickets, with the cheapest deposit being $150.
If the NHL does not award a team to Las Vegas, fans will get their money back. If Las Vegas does draw a franchise, the money will be kept as a deposit for a ticket plan.
— Vegas Wants Hockey (@LVWantsHockey) February 6, 2015
There is also a website where you can put your deposit (Season Ticket Deposits Start Feb. 10!), and grab your seat for NHL in Vegas.
Happy Holidays from Hockey Vision Las Vegas
Thank you so much for your interest in learning more about bringing a professional sports team to Las Vegas!
Las Vegas is a hockey city, and we believe THE TIME IS NOW to make it happen! Our goal is to show the NHL that we ARE a hockey city. You are key to achieving that goal!
Early next year, we plan to begin a ticket drive during which we will collect deposits for season tickets for the 2016-2017 season. We will provide more details as they are available. Please watch your email for more information about how WE can BE a hockey city!
Also, help spread the word – if you have friends, family or colleagues interested in joining our team, please have them sign up at http://www.LasVegas-Hockey.com.
We hope you have a very wonderful and safe holiday season and we look forward to connecting in the new year!
Hockey Vision Las Vegas, LLC
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