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01-09-2013, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Halibut View Post
If they want to open up a team in Mexico that's fine as long as they can figure out a way to manage the ice quality and make the team economically viable.
For the past 3yrs, over 4800 people per day line-up to partake in a Christmas Tradition in Mexico Cities Zocalo Square (which is the largest in the World); free skating, outdoors, artificial ice, minimal skate rental fee's. Temperatures can drop to single digits overnight down there, not absolutely ideal, but more than doable, never mind indoor arenas. Indeed, Mexico has hosted the U-20 Division III Teams World Championships, games staged at Zocalo (and elsewhere indoors of course) with over 50,000 in attendance. Of the 49 Nations with U-20 Teams in the IIHF, Mexico ranks 32nd.

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