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Nashville Investors Confirm a Deal is Reached

From The Tennessean,

David Freeman, head of the group buying the Nashville Predators hockey team, put out this statement this afternoon:

“We are excited to reach an agreement with the Mayor’s Office on lease changes to keep the Predators in Nashville under local ownership. We are very appreciative of Mayor Dean for getting this done amid the many priorities he has as the new mayor of our city. He obviously has a strong desire for this hockey team to remain in Nashville.”

continued… with the rest of the statement

Updated 5:52pm ET: From the AP via USA Today,

Mayor Karl Dean said the agreement guarantees the team will stay in Nashville for the next five years or the city’s financial investment will be paid back.

The changes for the Sommet Center must be approved by the Metro Sports Authority and city council. The NHL Board of Governors must approve the $193 million sale.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Nashville Predators, NHL Talk, NHL Business of Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: david+freeman, karl+dean, nashville+predators, sommet+center

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