Checketts Cuts Check
Bill and his wife, Nancy Laurie, put the Blues up for sale nearly a year ago. Checketts will reportedly pay $150 million to purchase the NHL franchise and continue the lease at the Savvis Center.
Checketts has prior experience with the NHL's New York Rangers when he was CEO of Madison Square Garden. MSG owns the Rangers and New York's two professional basketball franchises, the NBA's Knicks and WNBA's Liberty. Checketts formerly served as CEO of the Utah Jazz and currently owns the MLS soccer team based in Salt Lake City.
A press conference announcing the sale is expected to take place on Friday at the Savvis Center in St. Louis.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)