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12-24-2010, 04:46 AM
Join Date: Dec 2002
and the Broome County Barons is now gone, but looks to relocate - hopefully next week
The team will no longer be playing out of Chenango Ice Rink," said Phil DeFranco, Chief Administrator of the FHL.
"We just didn't have the attendance. We thought putting the team there was a good idea, but we found out having an AHL team (the Binghamton Senators) a few miles away was just a bad move
. We thought we'd get better crowds, but the ownership was losing money hand over fist. They have a good team; it's just attendance. We had several groups of people who had shown interest in having a team next year, and they wouldn't be opposed to hosting the team for the remainder of this season." We are looking for the best option at this time.
The Barons' average attendance was 314 through the first 11 home games, but many of those tickets were given out free of charge. Having only 75 paying fans for Johnny BowerNight on Wednesday pushed the local ownership group, which has lost tens of thousands of dollars in December alone, over the edge.
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