Bill Foley’s bid to land an NHL franchise in Las Vegas is expected to take another step next month.
Foley, the chairman of Fidelity National Financial, a Florida-based company that provides title insurance and mortgage services, is teaming up with former Sacramento Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof in an effort to land an NHL franchise in Sin City.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the league told Foley a minimum 10,000 season ticket commitments is necessary.
“If we sell the 10,000 tickets, we’ll be amazed if we don’t get a franchise,” Foley said. “It would be a shock.”
Their goal is to have an NHL club playing in the $375 million arena being built by MGM Resorts and Anschutz Entertainment Group behind New York-New York and next to Monte Carlo by the 2016-17 season.
Foley’s ticket drive begins Feb. 10.