Press Conference Today In Elmira; UPD - new ownership for arena, team
Have no idea what will be said but this is from the teams Facebook Page:
Please join us for a press conference at 3:00 PM at the First Arena restaurant. The conference has been called to discuss recent developments that will ensure the long-term future of First Arena and the Elmira Jackals. The press and public are encouraged to attend.
When you form a legal entity, it has to have a unique name - meaning it can't have the same name as any other existing business entity of that form in that state. That's what the new owners came up with.
The more i've read into this the less happy I am about it. I really disagree with getting rid of Afr's banner. He was the only guy willing to get involved with the project, if it wasn't for him no team OR arena.
Also....as much as people may have complained about him he had a good consistent hockey run for the most part. I'm not HUGE on hockey or anything but it is the only team in town. I care more about the team than the arena. I feel like the team will be taking a hit here.
• Elm Arena took on some liabilities specified by Ryan Crelin, vice president of business operations at the ECHL, the hockey league in which the Jackals play. The value of those liabilities is not stated in the document.
This article is about a small plan for the arena that involves a microbrewery:
I can't say i'm crazy about making the bar on the concourse a bar that serves food and all of that. They already have a restaurant upstairs in the arena. It seems like you would be intercompeting and that could be bad for one or the other or both.