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Seattle one step closer to NHL team after arena plan approved
SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city's bid to land an expansion NHL franchise. The 8-0 vote was the last step needed to complete Seattle's expansion application in time to potentially field a team for the 2020-21 season.