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04-19-2013, 12:59 PM
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PointyElbows
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Originally Posted by Bacdahelup View Post
Wow, that's a bad time to schedule 5 days of Disney on ice. Disney requires the ice to be painted and the conversion takes a couple of days in and back out. So a team couldn't get on the ice for about 11 days.

A couple years ago when we missed the playoffs, so it wasn't a concern, but Cirque Soliel was scheduled at the end of April. This was a show that required anchors in the floor. Therefore needing ice removal. It would have meant about 13 days of non skatable/game ice

the company that owns/runs the building does have the right to do this, though. and the teams know this from the start. most buildings aren't going to turn down a nice payday like disney that was probably scheduled a year ago, and no teams
are going to write a big check to keep that week open a year ahead of time just in case they make it that far.
Not simply a matter of 5 days for Disney on Ice. County owns the arena, and for past few years managed the arena through their Convention and Visitors Bureau, which gave it a balance of local promotion. However, last month Gwinnett County entered into partnership with AEG, and effectively all management of the facility has been handed off. http://www.gwinnettcenter.com/AEG.696.0.html

Don't be surprised if all hockey decisions will now be based solely on financial criteria, driving the bottom line.

Guess who manages the Cyclones arena?

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