Bill Foley, the prospective owner of a proposed NHL expansion team in Las Vegas, reached out to potential fans on Wednesday via email:
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
The aforementioned ticket drive was greenlit by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman following the league’s Board of Governors meetings in early December. Since then, Foley’s been pretty vocal about his ideas regarding the proposed expansion team; he’s already floated some potential nicknames (Black Knights tops the list) and revealed that Wayne Gretzky is serving in advisory role for the Hockey Vision Las Vegas group.