A plan to send NHL teams to Las Vegas for the start of the season has been approved by the NHL’s board of governors.
The plan will be submitted to the NHL by next Monday, with the league’s players association likely to vote on it by mid-January.
The plan calls for the NHL to begin its season at its own venue at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The NHL said Tuesday it will begin playing its games in the new stadium in 2017-18, which will seat approximately 18,000.
That will be the largest venue in the NHL.
The NHL announced a deal with the city of Las Vegas in February for the development of the Las Frisco Convention Center and a planned $1 billion convention center project in Las Vegas.
The expansion is expected to cost the city about $1.5 billion, according to the Las Nevada Business Journal.