Sprint Center hosts another NHL preseason game; searching for full-time tenant

John Nestor – AHN Sports Correspondent

Kansas City, Mo, United States (AHN Sports) – Kansas City’s Sprint Center has a game but is still looking for a team.

As the arena gets set to host another NHL preseason game it is still looking for a full-time tenant to call it home.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings will meet at the Sprint Center on September 27

Built in 2007, the 18,000-seat arena is located in a developing entertainment district, but to date it has not been able to bring home a professional sports team.

“The NHL was involved in the development of the Sprint Center and made it clear it’s a very viable place as the home for an NHL team,” Michael Roth, spokesman for the Anschutz Entertainment Group, which operates the rink for the city, told the Toronto Sun. “Kansas City has embraced hockey and the Sprint Center puts on a good show. We continue to look for the right opportunity (to further pursue a team).”

Kansas City, Southern Ontario and Quebec are the top possible destinations for NHL teams that are looking to move.

The Nashville Predators and the New York Islanders have all been talked about as possibilities for relocation. Winnipeg was on the list but landed the the former Atlanta Thrashers earlier this year.

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