Tampa Bay Lightning are set to be relocated to Seattle.

“I think we’ll love moving from Tampa Bay to a colder climate,” Murray added, smiling even more broadly. Murray said Seattle is ready for a team with the plan put forth by Los Angeles-based Oakview Arena Group to renovate and redevelop Key Arena. “All the founders are there. All the money is here,” Murray said. “That’s not true at the other end,” Murray said, referring to Chris Hansen’s Sodo arena plan.”It’s streetification, waiting for a future group of people to come together,” the mayor added. Last week, Murray recommended Oak View Group be chosen to remake the city-owned KeyArena into a venue for concerts and men’s professional basketball and hockey. Oak View submitted a $564 million proposal to dramatically increase the size of Key by digging out the arena bowl, lowering the floor by 15 feet. That creates a venue with 17,100 seats for pro hockey, 18,350 for basketball and 19,100 for concerts. Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke has worked for six different hoops and hockey franchises during his career and his hockey ties are deep. One of Oak View Group’s equity partners on KeyArena is the Madison Square Garden Co., which owns the New York Rangers.Oak View Group is working with stadium food-and-beverage company Delaware North on the KeyArena proposal. Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs owns the Boston Bruins. “We are just so excited to relocate to Seattle” Steve Yzerman was quoted saying earlier today.