Chicago Wolves Owner May Build Hockey Arena in Wash.

Don Levin: It is the best market in the United States that does not have an NHL team

By Lindsay Smith
|  Friday, Jul 27, 2012  |  Updated 8:41 PM CDT
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Chicago Wolves Owner May Build Hockey Arena in Wash.

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The owner of minor league Chicago hockey team, the Chicago Wolves, is set to invest $100 million to bring an NHL team to the Seattle area.

Don Levin announced Friday that he wants to build a hockey arena in Bellevue, and his intentions to spend $100 million on the project, the Seattle Times reports.

Seattle, just two hours away from Vancouver, Canada, the city of National Hockey League team Vancouver Canucks, has the potential for a very large NHL fan base, Levin says.

"It is the best market in the United States that does not have an NHL team," he ESPN Seattle's Kevin Calabro Friday. "There's a lot of people in Seattle that watch the games on TV, they have great ratings there."

Levin has been in talks with Bellevue officials on the proposed project for over a year, according to the Seattle Times.

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