by Bethany on 11/10/09 at 08:06 PM ET
According to Lindsay Kramer at The Post-Standard it is “unofficially official.” The Syracuse Crunch will play the Binghamton Senators on February 20, at the State Fair Grounds. This will be the first outdoor game in AHL history. Here’s what Kramer has to say:
A press event to announce the game should be scheduled in the next couple of weeks. The Crunch is trying to coordinate the schedules of Sen. Charles Schumer and Gov. David Patterson, who want to attend to event. Schumer has been vital in keeping the idea alive and helping to find funding for it.
“All systems are go,’’ said Syracuse owner Howard Dolgon.
Dolgon and his staff are still trying to nail down all the logistics. The game will cost in the $700,000 range to put on, which the Crunch footing much of that bill, about $400,000-$500,000. The Crunch’s costs will vary depending upon how much needs to be spent on marketing The team has already rounded up a lot of sponsorship commitments, as well.
Anyone planning to go?
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