Tag: franchise


WA muster support for NRL franchise  

Government to back up Perth-based NRL team

Western Australia (WA) has kicked off a campaign for a State-based National Rugby League (NRL) franchise beyond 2023. ‘perth now’ stated that work is now underway to find a third party bid the Labor Government can support, amid expectations that the NRL will expand to 18 teams from 17 after the... » Read more


Milwaukee awarded USL Championship franchise

USL awards franchise to Milwaukee

The United Soccer League (USL) announced on October 19th the awarding of a new USL Championship franchise to a local investment group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US. ‘United Soccer League’ stated that the club, led by local investors Kacmarcik Enterprises and Milwaukee Pro Soccer, will begin play... » Read more


Seattle Kraken ready to roar in the rink

Seattle Kraken team launch

Seattle Kraken is the name of the 32nd franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). This announcement was made by Seattle Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke. Leiweke declared the name on Thursday morning in front of a socially-distanced, nearly 300 Climate Pledge Arena construction workers all of whom were... » Read more


Henderson council ease ice hockey arena plans

Vegas Golden Knights AHL Team

The city council in Henderson, Nevada in US, has given its nod to $60m (£49m/€56m) in bonds to finance a new arena boasting 6,000 seats. The new facility would lodge the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate team of National Hockey League (NHL) franchise the Vegas Golden Knights. The Vegas... » Read more


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