Where will the Phantoms wind up?
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09-15-2008, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Oct 2004
Originally Posted by
go kim johnsson 514
That won't happen. Comcast owns the Phantoms, and they were one of the pioneers in the new AHL trend of having parent teams within driving distance (or in the Phantoms case, within walking distance). They will stay either in the Lehigh Valley or Delaware Valley.
One place I'd like to see explored is Delaware.
For years the concept of building an arena in Delaware has been discussed, mainly with an ECHL team as the tenant, but it's never made it out of the discussion stage.
One problem with Delaware is that, depending on where it is, it isn't a great fit with the AHL geographic. Even if you put the team in Wilmington, it would be an hour further away from all of their rivals, with the exception of Norfolk.
Even though I don't think the team will be successful from an attendance standpoint, I think the first destination for the Phantoms will be Atlantic City.
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