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01-25-2013, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by legionista View Post
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.
Exactly why I'm good with Silesian KHL club idea.

Ok, I hope We'll see what that Tri-city area around Gdańsk can offer. Thanks for feedback regarding Olivia arena.

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