Potential New Arena in Niagara Falls NY

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  1. Captain Crash

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    As a follow up: the process is continuing. After the requests for proposals, the city selected a consulting firm from Minnesota. They will be primarily tasked with identifying the viability of an arena as well as location. As mentioned in my last update, however, the intention is still to use city-owned lots adjacent to the casino if possible. The results are expected some time in the fall.

    http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news...cle_350b770a-4155-11e7-8abc-ab35eb3d595a.html
     
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    With this and the OHL Pre-Season series in Buffalo, I think something is brewing in Western New York.
     
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    Both won't get teams.
     
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    I don't think it will be both markets, it will be one or the other.
     
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    Do not see expansion in the near future, the mess with the lawsuit would be a big factor, but also a couple teams are pretty low on attendance, Missy looks to be signing a short extension after this season. E Kerr did a interview, hardly a endorsement for staying much longer.
     
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    Mississauga and Hamilton would be the favorites to move to this proposed new arena, as Missauga has attendance issues and ownership tired of bankrolling losses, and Hamilton is also a strong possibility as the city of Hamilton refuses to build a new arena or help pay to renovate FirstOntario Centre for the Bulldogs..

    However, I imagine the OHL will do everything to keep a team in Mississauga to keep the Toronto area in the league, even if it means sacrificing the Bulldogs in Hamilton..
     

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