Long time Panther Fan and lurker on this site. However I moved out of Florida a long time ago (but moving back this summer.) I was wanting some insight from people around the area if anyone is really worried about relocation? I know Phoenix dodged a bullet and I am hoping we are not the unlucky ones.
Our attendance is good whenever the team on the ice is good. Once that starts happening, (hopefully next year after new the ownership lets Tallon spend freely this summer) those curtains will be gone pretty quickly.
Like others have said there is also the long term lease and the possibility of a casino next door, and the fact that Broward does not want to lose the team.
Our situation is a lot different than the one that Phoenix just went through.
I wouldn't worry about relocation.