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Stelton: Seattle showed it has strong appetite for both NHL and NBA

Mar 2, 2018, 11:51 AM | Updated: 11:52 am

The first day of the NHL Seattle season ticket drive couldn’t have been more of a success.

NHL Seattle met its goal of 10,000 deposits in 12 minutes and surpassed 25,000 in an hour, bringing the city one step closer to an expansion franchise for a new arena at Seattle Center in 2020. And while it was a clear indication that fans here are ready for a pro hockey franchise, it also sent a message to the NBA that Seattle is ready for pro basketball to return.

In the video above, Bob Stelton of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob, Groz and Tom explains what the big NHL ticket sales on Thursday said about the city’s appetite for two new pro winter sports teams.

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