When it comes to hockey, the NHL is not known for being a fan-friendly place.
So it’s not surprising that when it comes time to decide on a project to protect its fan base from seawater, the league is considering a seawater treatment plant.
As it stands, the New Jersey Devils are in the process of buying the rights to build a seawallside facility at their home in New Jersey.
That deal is currently being negotiated and is expected to close by the end of the month.
The deal also involves the construction of two more large seawalls at the Devils home in Jersey City, New Jersey, and in Brampton, Ontario, according to The Globe and Mail.
The new facility, which is to be named the Seawalls Treatment Plant, is set to open later this year and is planned to be home to 50,000 residents.
The project would be the first of its kind in the NHL and would be constructed on land that currently has a sewage treatment plant, the newspaper reported.
The deal was also announced Thursday, with a final decision expected to be made by the time the Devils and Maple Leafs meet in the Stanley Cup Final on March 23.
With the new seawalls in place, the Devils will now have a permanent home for their fans, and it’s the first time in more than 40 years that the NHL has had a dedicated, permanent home at the game’s largest venue.
The New Jersey facility is set for completion in the spring of 2019, with the Maple Leafs and Kings set to follow in 2020.