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11-28-2010, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by LetNoneIn View Post
It's good to see the league apparently recognize that building location is part of the problem in Atlanta. While the Thrashers hold on to a small base of hard core fans, the local ECHL team, with it's better-located arena, has siphoned off the casual hockey fan.

Maybe I missed something, but how is the arena location an issue? Isn't it in downtown Atlanta?

Considering that the owners own both the NBA and NHL teams, it has to be economically a better situation than one tenant paying rent. Ilitch is trying to buy the Pistons and eventually house both the Wings and Pistons in a new arena in downtown Detroit (not known as a hopping city, btw).

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