Thread: KHL Expansion
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01-25-2013, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeez View Post
What about shareholders of Ergo arena, even possibility comparison to O2 arena and HC Lev. HC Lev did not make a deal in O2 arena (best in city) and their home arena is old Sparta holding arena.

I know it's so far early to talk about that, but with expectation of small attendance in first season, it's a question how it'll look in 15 000 seat arena...
Regionally the only other arena would be Hala Olivia, which is condemned last I heard due to a risk of roof collapse.
Having hockey in the north of Poland I believe is strategic to attract more people from Russia (Kaliningrad area), and to try to have the people of the Tri-City area (Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot) to eventually become big supporters. Only thing is people from Russia cannot freely travel to Poland w/ out visas, Russia is not within the Schengen Zone.
I think it would make more sense to have a team in the south of Poland where there is much more interest in hockey, and more accessible to other nations which can freely cross the border such as Slovakia, Czech, Hungary.

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