Thread: Confirmed with Link: Allentown Arena will be the Phantoms new home
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03-03-2011, 12:21 AM
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Allentown Arena will be the Phantoms new home

Per Frank Seravalli

Allentown mayor confirms plans for Allentown arena which will be the new home of the Phantoms.
The new Phantoms minor league hockey arena will be the centerpiece of a new Allentown Entertainment District, which Mayor Ed Pawlowski hopes will become an anchor attraction

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski this morning unveiled plans for a new Allentown Entertainment District, which will include a new arena for the Phantoms minor league hockey team and be overseen by a major development firm.


The arena would be the permanent home of the Phantoms, a team that develops players for the Flyers and plays in a league that is one step below the National Hockey League. The team would be the hockey equivalent of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, a feeder team for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Brooks Group of Pittsburgh, which owns the Phantoms, chose Allentown as the new location for the team after its previous home, the Spectrum in Philadelphia, was marked for demolition. The Phantoms have been playing in Glens Falls, N.Y., while the owners prepare a permanent home.

Backers of the project said they envision the hockey arena hosting community events such as concerts, ice shows, graduations, trade shows and other events that could attract thousands of people to Allentown's struggling core business district.
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Personally exciting news, that means they're super close. I'd love to go and support them.

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