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Vegas' NHL team reaches season-ticket cap for debut

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

When Las Vegas' NHL team skates inside T-Mobile Arena for its inaugural season, every seat at home will be filled.

The franchise announced Monday it reached its 16,000 season-ticket deposit cap more than a year and a half after beginning its ticket drive, which initiated before it officially gained admission into the league.

Under the "Vegas Wants Hockey" drive, Hockey Vision - the organization behind attracting Las Vegas' first major league sports franchise - initially counted on a goal of 10,000 season tickets early last year. Within two days, more than 5,000 tickets were purchased.

Within a month of the drive's launch, 9,000 season tickets were accounted.

The push helped convince NHL's Board of Governors to approve Las Vegas for the 31st team in the league. The first season is scheduled to start in October 2017.

"This is a truly historic event for the Las Vegas community, the NHL and all of our fans," majority owner Bill Foley said in appreciation to fans. "I would like to thank everyone who has supported and continues to support our efforts to make the Las Vegas NHL franchise a success."

While full season tickets are sold out for the inaugural season, people can still place deposits as ticket slots become available for subsequent seasons. Game-day tickets will also be available ahead of the team's season debut next year.

For more information on the NHL Las Vegas club, you can visit vegasishockey.com.

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