Anyone hear of expansion/merger plans for ECHL, CHL, SPHL FOR 2013-14?
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04-21-2013, 09:15 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Monroe GA
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If Houston were to receive an ECHL they would not be playing in the Toyota center where the Aeros played. The Wild would have liked to keep the team in Houston, but the Toyota center believed they could make more money hosting rodeo shows and other events so they decided not to give the Aeros the lease. It is a shame considering the Aeros were 7th in league attendance with an average of almost 7000 this year. Although i would like to see an ECHL team in Houston, i just don't believe it would be possible at this point in time given the configuration of the ECHL (things could change if Allen, Wichita and Tulsa came). Too many fans would probably be turned off after what happened this year and they would most likely have to play at a lesser venue. It actually appears that the only other venue capable of hosting a minor league hockey team, The Summit, has been converted to a church.
Well the Orlando Solar Bears do play in the Amway Center which is home to the NBA Orland Magic so it's not impossible for an ECHL Houston team to play in the Toyota Center if they were to get one.
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