Bill Foley is planting roots in Las Vegas.
That’s how confident Foley is that he will land a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas.
Foley, lead investor in a bid to start a NHL team at the new $375 million privately financed arena on the Strip, closed on his house in Summerlin on Wednesday, and his wife got a new car.
Welp, guess that makes it official. The NHL is going to Vegas. Mrs. Foley bought a new car. No turning back now.
As the Review-Journal notes:
Foley wants his team to start playing in the arena by October 2016 for the 2016-17 NHL season.
For that goal to be met, Foley will have to receive NHL approval soon to start the franchise, which includes hiring a president, general manager, coach and building a practice facility of 150,000-175,000 square feet to house two ice rinks, locker rooms and medical/training facilities.