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04-19-2013, 12:59 PM
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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.

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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