Unable to stop losing millions of dollars each season, the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team has been sold to a Canadian ownership group that will...

Unable to stop losing millions of dollars each season, the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team has been sold to a Canadian ownership group that will move the team to Winnipeg next year. True North Sports and Entertainment paid $170 million for the franchise, according to the Toronto Sun, which included $60 million in relocation fees that the NHL will split among the other 29 teams. The Thrashers are the second NHL team to leave Atlanta; in 1980 the Atlanta Flames moved to Calgary and became the Calgary Flames. True North hopes to sell 13,000 season tickets before the June 21 NHL Board of Governors meeting where the deal expected to be ratified. Season tickets will cost between $39 and $139 per seat. During the 2010-11 regular season, the Thrashers only averaged about 14,000 fans per game.

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