The NHLPA has stepped in to stop the use of the cable deck in the arena, which was recently installed to allow fans to watch their favorite players on the big screen.
The NHL’s board of governors voted Tuesday to prohibit the cable from being used at all times, which will prevent the league from moving forward with plans to move the NHL to a new facility in Las Vegas in the 2020-21 season.
The decision comes after a series of meetings and discussions between the NHL and NHLPA in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s vote.
The board voted 6-0 to adopt a new rule, the “Cable Deck Rules,” to prohibit use of all of the league’s cable.
They were the first time the NHL has ever prohibited the use, although the NHL used it as a part of its agreement to move from Boston’s TD Garden to Los Angeles.
The league will be required to install a new cable deck for the arena.
The board has a meeting Thursday to determine if they can meet the deadline.
The move will allow the NHL, which has been the biggest tenant of the Staples Center since it opened in 2003, to move closer to its goal of opening a new arena in 2021.
The new cable will be able to stream content to fans from the new Staples Center.
The arena will also be able provide access to a variety of technology platforms including wireless internet and a virtual reality experience.
The rules also include the option for the league to relocate a certain number of games from Staples Center to the Las Vegas arena.
The arena has not yet been sold.
It is estimated that it will cost $1 billion to relocate the league.