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Bettman: Nashville To Meet Goal

March 20, 1998

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday he is confident the Nashville Predators will meet their ticket-sale requirement by the NHL’s March 31 deadline.

The team had sold slightly more than 11,000 tickets. The NHL’s franchise agreement requires the team to sell 12,000 season tickets by the end of the month.

``I’m optimistic, as I’ve been all along, that the Predators will meet the goal,″ Bettman said at a news conference at the Predators prospective home, the new Nashville Arena.

The commissioner was in town to check on the progress not just of ticket sales but other requirements as well, including the status of the arena. He said everything else appears right on schedule.

``I’m pleased to report all the vital signs are very good,″ he said.

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