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02-24-2013, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CrazyEddie20 View Post
They already ventured down the single-entity path back in the 1990s when the Central Hockey league was formed. It didn't work then. It doesn't really work for "Major League" Soccer, either.

The real plan back then was for a company named Global Entertainment to convince (in some cases, trick) cities into building brand new ~6,000 seat arenas. Of course, the arena would need an anchor tenant and -- oh what luck -- Global just happened to own their own hockey league that would not only supply the team, but Global would also MANAGE the building too.

All for a price, of course.

Basically the CHL existed as a pawn to suck money out of city governments.

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