Civic Center, Pirates face 'stubborn issues' over lease

Posted by: MBR on Wed Apr 10th, 2013 7:11 am
Civic Center, Pirates face 'stubborn issues' over leaseBut the hockey team CEO downplays the differences yet to be resolved with the arena negotiators.By Edward D. Murphy PORTLAND ó Negotiators for the Cumberland County Civic Center and its chief tenant, the Portland Pirates hockey team, will head back to bargaining this week to resolve two key sticking points.Neal Pratt, chairman of the Civic Center's board of trustees, said a pair of significant issues separate the two sides, which have also sparred recently over who is to blame for a delay of more than three months in the schedule to complete the renovation of the arena.Read more: ... tions.html
Posted by: MBR on Wed Apr 17th, 2013 7:40 am
Pirates hockey team, civic center trustees still at odds on new deal just days before lease expiresBy William HallPORTLAND, Maine ó With the Portland Pirates and Cumberland County Civic Center sparring over the hockey teamís future at the arena, lease negotiations were on the agenda for a meeting of the Civic Center Board of Trustees Wednesday.The teamís lease expires April 20, the date of their last regularly scheduled home game, although it gives the Pirates the option of playing postseason games on their home ice.Read more: ... e-expires/
This is a prime example of why Bangor dropped the ball (puck) in not putting ice in the new arena. How great and easy would it have been for Bangor to step up as the temporary home of the Portland Pirates until the Civic Center got finished? Then none of this would be an issue. Looks like Lewiston will win again and Bangor is left wondering.. what if. :oops:
Posted by: MBR on Thu Apr 18th, 2013 4:03 pm
Pirates sign five-year deal to stay in PortlandThe Cumberland County Civic Center is in the midst of a $34 million renovation.By Edward D. Murphy PORTLAND - The Cumberland County Civic Center and the Portland Pirates have worked out an agreement that will keep the American Hockey League team in Portland for at least five more years.Read more: ... 04-18.html