The National Hockey League's ticket drive to see if Las Vegas could support a franchise is 3,000 tickets shy of its goal of 10,000, billionaire businessman Bill Foley announced Monday.
The drive was launched on Feb. 10 by the investors for a potential Las Vegas team. The drive received 5,000 deposits in the first two days, and 2,000 more since, to bring the total to 7,000 tickets.
A $375 million, 17,500 seat arena is currently being built on 16.5 acres of land on the Las Vegas Strip. The arena is set to open in time for the 2016-17 season.
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