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Subject: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Little Bird
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 09:47:13am
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Major meeting in downtown NF today to announce the potential moving forward of this project. Mayor will be on hand.

Hockey Arena (hoping for OHL team)
Rock Climbing Wall
Recreation Area
Sports Bar
Restaurants etc.

The OHL wants another US team. Will be a perfect fit.

NU *may* have to compete with an OHL hockey team in their same town. That is tough competition especially on the nights when the NU team and OHL team are in town.

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[> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Little Bird
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 10:04:53am
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Will be part of a much larger development plan on the footprint.

Centennial Park...

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[> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Little Bird
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 10:11:51am
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Footprint will be 12acres

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[> [> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Little Bird
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 10:48:50am
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By end of year site will be in hand and the push forward will start.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Little Bird
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 10:49:59am
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https://niagarafallsusa.org/download/Administration/pio_files/news/NFCentennialParkProposal_VisionPresentation_211014.pdf

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Maldez
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 02:32:36pm
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Lots of potential for Niagara....thx, Little Bird.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Little Bird
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 03:35:26pm
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This will also likely hurt Dwyer as well.
There will be a lot of youth leauges who want to jump ship to the next best thing. This will likely have much more better facilities. If an OHL team comes in they will want an anchor youth programs.

Hyde Park in NF recently underwent a major upgrade and Lockport has a new rink. Dwyer might not even be in the top 2 facilities in a 30 mile radius.

The real story isn't what it will do to D1 attendance but what it MIGHT do to the finances of Dwyer.

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Maldez
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 03:54:10pm
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Knowing what I think I know about Niagara Falls politics and government, I wouldn't count on any of this happening...been hearing "arena" stories for years.

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[> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Eagle
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Date Posted: Saturday, May 28, 04:23:21am
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"The proposed 6,000 seat venue and adventure campus would be known as 'Centennial Park' and would allow the city to host concerts, performances, hockey games, and ice skating. According to proposed renderings, the project could be located near Falls Street and John Daly Blvd. in downtown Niagara Falls.Nov 9, 2021"

"The new "Centennial Park" project is a step in that direction. Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino has put forward a proposal where the City of Niagara Falls would partner with New York State to construct a multi-use year-round event campus.

"The new "Centennial Park" project is a step in that direction. Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino has put forward a proposal where the City of Niagara Falls would partner with New York State to construct a multi-use year-round event campus.'

Read More: New Venue and Adventure Campus Proposed for Niagara Falls | https://wbuf.com/new-venue-and-adventure-campus-proposed-for-niagara-falls/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

Given the above it appears that the State will fund a majority of the $$$. Niagara and should be working with the local state legislators that in return for funding the new area will be required to provide 26 nights of NCAA Division I athletics and the facilities should include a basketball court to qualify for funding. Result, NU ends up with a new, state funded facility for both hockey an basketball, all paid for by someone else. Team up with the Senecas to bring in notable teams through $$$ guarantees funded by the Senecas who will benefit from increased gaming, and you might have a winner....only problem is NU is involved and City of Niagara Falls...both have a legacy for less than creative thinking and blowing opportunities, IMO.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Maldez
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Date Posted: Saturday, May 28, 06:50:26am
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It'll never happen.

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[> [> [> Subject: If you have 25 minutes.....


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Purp 1
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Date Posted: Sunday, May 29, 01:52:55pm
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https://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/mayor-offers-ideas-for-event-center/article_d8af455f-9fe5-5ed9-b02c-9e2210c66751.html

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Date Posted: Sunday, May 29, 04:49:59pm
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"Scott Brydges, business manager for the Iron Workers Local 9, asked the mayor “When do we start?”

“I’ve been waiting for years for some real construction in the downtown area and it seems like its close to happen but its never quick enough,” Brydges said."


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[> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Date Posted: Sunday, June 05, 11:40:09pm
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I from Amherst and if this 6,000 seat ice hockey rink gets built it is a game changer for Niagara Falls and Western New York. Not just a WNY OHL hockey but minor pro sports like indoor football and indoor soccer is possible with an arena this size. I was a season ticket holder for both the Buffalo Blizzard indoor soccer team and Buffalo Destroyers arena football team those franchises failed partly because of the high rent cost at then Buffalo Marine Midland Arena and was way too large at 19,000 plus for minor professional sports teams like that. Both those WNY teams needed a smaller arena. Cities like St Louis, Baltimore and Kansas City have smaller arenas so they kept there indoor soccer teams.

Western New York is one of the largest areas in the United States with no professional indoor or outdoor soccer franchises it is a embarrassment when most major cities either has a indoor soccer team or a Division 1 or Division 2 professional soccer team. We have Division 4 amateur with Buffalo FC at Buffalo All High Stadium. I think indoor football for sure in the summer would make it in WNY with a 6,000 seat arena. Especially when Buffalo Bills new price structure for the new Bills stadium is going to potentially price many WNY fans out of professional football with the PSL’s. Niagara Purple Eagles playing there full time automatic top three yearly in the MAAC for basketball with a facility like that. I think Niagara University with a arena facility like this should consider joining the St Bonaventure Bonnies in the Atlantic 10 conference.

Canisius College Golden Griffins where I am a alum has no such facility weather there Canisius College or Canisius University it doesn’t change the perception there about Canisius they play in a high school gym and the high school coach Reggie Witherspoon who should have never been hired at Canisius College after his failure at UB. I am excited for Niagara Falls as a Buffalo sports fan it is really good news for WNY overall on the WNY sports landscape in my opinion. Go Purple Eagles! Let’s Go Buffalo

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[> [> Subject: Re: Hockey Arena Complex Coming To Downtown NF


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Maldez
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Date Posted: Monday, June 06, 07:07:12am
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I still say it'll never be built...wasn't there supposed to be a casino built with the Indians a few years ago?

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