Seattle reaches 10000 NHL season ticket deposits in 12 minutes

SEATTLE — “Thank you, Seattle.”

Oak View Group, the people pushing to bring the National Hockey League to Seattle, says it reached 10,000 season ticket deposits in just 12 minutes Thursday morning. Fans had to put down $500 per seat or $1,000 for a premium seat.

“We’re now at 25,000 (deposits) and counting,” NHL Seattle tweeted just over an hour after the ticket drive began.

For comparison, it took the Vegas Golden Knights, the last NHL expansion team, about six weeks to reach 10,000 season ticket deposits.

NHL Seattle said their site was running a little slow due to the demand, but that they would continue accepting deposits.

“THANK YOU — you’re making history!”

Famous supporters trying to bring professional hockey to Seattle say they hope to hear in June whether their application for an expansion team succeeds.

Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, billionaire David Bonderman and Oak View Group Chief Executive Tim Leiweke spoke with reporters in a series of interviews Wednesday. The interviews came before Thursday’s launch of a season-ticket deposit drive meant to demonstrate fan interest in a

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