The ownership group that applied to bring the NHL to Seattle, David Bonderman, Jerry Bruckheimer and Tim Leiweke, are hoping to not only land the 32nd hockey team but also to add an NBA franchise to the city.
They submitted paperwork and a $10 million down payment to the NHL earlier this month, and it's expected the league will accept the bid pending interest of the season-tickets.
The NHL also set the expansion fee at $650 million, which was a significant increase from the $500 million the Golden Knights paid to enter the league.
"The way we are going to structure all of our contractually obligated income is making sure there will be revenue upside built in should the NBA ever consider Seattle," Leiweke said.
"We are committed to making sure the building, all of our contracts, all of our partnerships and all of our relationships, are done in a way that we can maximize value." There are still some hurdles the potential owners face with the NBA, particularly if the league wants to expand to Seattle, but the interest is certainly there as the potential NHL expansion comes closer to reality.