Snoop Dogg Joins Bid To Buy Ottawa Senators Hockey Team

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Snoop Dogg Joins Bid To Buy Ottawa Senators Hockey Team

Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg is reportedly looking to purchase the Ottawa Senators hockey team.

According to reports, the 51-year-old rap mogul has joined a group led by Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Neko Sparks in an aggressive pursuit of the Ottawa Senators franchise.

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Reports state that Neko Sparks first became known as a bidder for the team back in January. Since then, he has gathered up more than a dozen investors to join his efforts to not only buy the team but make history as the first black owner in the NHL. The group also reportedly has Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a member.

A source confirmed that Sparks and his group of owners aspire to lead the most diverse ownership group the NHL has ever seen, with the majority of the ownership group comprised of people of color.

A source with knowledge of Snoop Dogg’s involvement said,

“He’s passionately involved. He’s coming up with ideas. And he’s legitimately excited. He wants this team.”

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Reports claim that the Sparks ownership group is not intimidated by the possibility of the final sale price for the NHL franchise reaching $1 billion. It is unclear how much of a financial stake Snoop has put into the group.

If you didn’t already know, Snoop is a huge fan of hockey. According to reports, he’s interested in the possibility of growing and marketing hockey to families from diverse backgrounds in the Ottawa area — and beyond — who haven’t necessarily been targeted by the sport in the past. A source shared,

“He’s passionate about trying to make this game affordable for visible minorities and kids in low-income areas who haven’t been able to play hockey in the past. He wants to be community oriented.”

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Reportedly, one of the goals of the Sparks group is to figure out ways to generate revenue through the arena as an entertainment venue on the 300 nights when the Senators aren’t playing an NHL game. The group plans to monetize their possible ownership of the downtown arena by hosting concerts, festivals, and other events using Snoop’s connections in the entertainment industry.

Final bids for the Senators are due May 15, then a winner will be chosen from there.

The iconic hip-hop artist isn’t the only Black celebrity working to be an owner of a professional team.

As previously reported, Magic Johnson, 63, is part of a collective group seeking to purchase the Washington Commanders football team. Reports note the group, led by entrepreneur Josh Harris, is compromised of the same individuals the Lakers giant teamed up with last year to bid on the Denver Broncos.

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In addition, during a previous press conference, NBA star LeBron James, 38, sent a direct message to the league’s commissioner regarding his attempt to start a Las Vegas-based professional team. The Los Angeles Lakers player previously opened up about wanting to bring a team to Sin City back in June of 2022.

Do you think Snoop Dogg and his group will secure the Senators hockey team? Let us know below!

[Sources: 1, 2]

Authored by: Ariel Whitely