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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred (right) sat down with SBJ Staff Writer John Ourland at the CAA World Congress of Sports on October 11.

Las Vegas on the Radar for Both MLB and NBA Teams in Near Future

Having already secured an NHL and NFL team in the past five years, Las Vegas has been on a heater when it comes to bringing professional sports to the desert. There has been no shortage of rumors and rumblings in the past year about the city adding both an MLB and NBA team in the […]

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Steve Fraser Named Coachella Valley Arena President

Oak View Group has named Steve Fraser as president of Coachella Valley Arena and its to-be-named American Hockey League expansion team that will be based in Palm Desert, California, as the top affiliate of the newest National Hockey League team, the Seattle Kraken. Prior to joining OVG, Fraser served as vice president of business operations […]

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Seattle Kraken to Host Exhibition Games in Spokane, Everett, Kent

The Seattle Kraken will play preseason games ahead of its inaugural NHL season at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, as well as Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett and the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. The Kraken will play the Vancouver Canucks on September 26 in Spokane, the Edmonton Oilers on October 1 in Everett […]

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Kraken Community Iceplex Inks Starbucks as Partner

The Seattle Kraken’s training center has been unveiled as the Kraken Community Iceplex with local corporate titan Starbucks serving as its community impact partner. The three-rink Iceplex is on track to open by September as a purpose-driven center by advancing inclusion and equity in the Northgate neighborhood. Along with being the latest NHL team’s training […]

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Amazon Buys Seattle Arena Naming Rights, Brands it ‘Climate Pledge Arena’

The home for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and the city’s expansion National Hockey League team will be called Climate Pledge Arena after the naming rights for the venue were bought by Amazon. The announcement was made by Amazon and the Oak View Group, which is renovating the arena and owns the NHL expansion team that […]

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AHL Awards Expansion Franchise to Palm Springs

The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors awarded an expansion franchise to the upcoming NHL Seattle expansion franchise, with the Oak View Group placing the team in Palm Springs, California. The AHL’s 32nd team will be the primary development affiliate of NHL Seattle and will play at a new arena on the Agua Caliente Indian […]

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Seattle Awarded NHL Expansion Team

The National Hockey League will expand to Seattle for the 2021–2022 season. The NHL board of governors unanimously approved what will be the league’s 32nd team, which will play home games in a to-be-renovated KeyArena. The move brings professional hockey back to Seattle decades after the former Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. team to win […]

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