Seattle NHL’s expansion franchise stated over the summer that they will release their official team name sometime in early 2020. However, on Monday the team made it known that the short-list of names is down to five finalist. The organization included the five names on their short-list in a special time capsule dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the space needle. The short-list of names remained undisclosed to the general public.
For the @space_needle’s 100th anniversary time capsule, we were honored to contribute a very special object: a sealed envelope containing our final five names. 🤐🤫
The capsule will be opened in 2062. pic.twitter.com/CLtGm7ssQn
— NHL Seattle (@NHLSeattle_) October 21, 2019
While several of the items that will be added to the time capsule will remain a secret for 43 years, the Space Needle has revealed a few of the other items already selected:
- United States Postal Service Forever Stamps
- Personal messages from Seattle-based band Pearl Jam
- A Super Bowl prediction from Seattle Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer Walter Jones
- One share of Amazon.com stock
- And of course, a Twinkie
The items will be sealed and locked away until the tower’s 100th anniversary on April 21, 2062!
NHL Seattle announced initial ticket costs last week. The team plans to contact deposit-holders to book appointments that start later this month and indicated the first phase would be for the pricier club seating only, with prices ranging from $285 to $355 on a package of 41 regular season and three preseason games. That works out to between $12,540 and $15,620 annually per ticket, and the seats are only being sold for terms of three, five and seven years.
That will be followed next year by a second phase for general-seating deposit-holders.
Pricing on that wasn’t yet available, though the team indicated the cheapest seat would be $50.
By Jon Sorensen