Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill confirmed Thursday that the team will hold out until the 2019-2020 season to get its full season of regular-season ticket prices in place.
The team’s new owner, Mark Cuban, has said he hopes to build a stadium that would provide seating for up to 30,000 people.
The Stars also have not announced how much they’re planning to pay to the NFL to have a team in the city.
Nill said that if the team’s full season doesn’t happen this year, the team might hold out.
“I can’t say at this point that we’re not going to play in 2020,” Nill told reporters in Dallas.
“The question is whether we’re going to make a decision on whether we’ll have an opening in 2021 or 2022 or some other year.”
Nill has made it clear he wants to build the Stars a stadium.
His goal is to have the franchise in the Dallas metro area by the end of the decade.
“We want to be the first team in Texas to be able to say that,” Nell said.
Nell, who has been the general manager of the Stars since 2005, will be leaving the team to become president of entertainment and sports for the Walt Disney Co. in a deal that includes a share of the league’s revenue. “
If we’re successful in 2021, I’m sure we’ll be able get back to the business of building a stadium.”
Nell, who has been the general manager of the Stars since 2005, will be leaving the team to become president of entertainment and sports for the Walt Disney Co. in a deal that includes a share of the league’s revenue.
The two-time Stanley Cup champion will take over the Stars after he succeeds the team owner.
Nell did not provide details about his job title, saying only that he will oversee a group of executives that includes current and former NHL players, teams and sports media executives.