Local Hockey-it’s not a sports story UPDATE



by:  Diane Benjamin

The Pantagraph has the demise of local professional hockey in the sports section today.   The real story isn’t hockey, it is City oversight of a building that is costing taxpayers a lot of money.  Putting the story in the Sports section is an attempt to cover up the truth.  I’ve written many stories about the lack of oversight by the City and the costs taxpayers are paying for it.  Just Search Coliseum.

The Management Agreement the City of Bloomington has with the management of the Coliseum (CIAM) clearly states they are required to maintain a Professional Sports Franchises.  CIAM is now dropping the professional hockey franchise.  The only remaining question:  Is the City is going to allow them to violate the contract?


This change requires City Council approval!  Funny how changes were announced before the Council voted.  The Seven Potted Plants must be lined up and…

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