The owners of the Johnstown Chiefs say the only way to make money at War Memorial is to hand over management duties to the team; Cambria County wants to bring in Global Spectrum.
The owners of the Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL) say the only way to make money at War Memorial is to hand over management duties to the team.
Cambria County commissioners, on the other hand, want to bring in Global Spectrum to manage the facility.
That’s the gist of the discussions in Johnstown these days, and it’s getting fairly ugly.
The real point of contention: The Chiefs favor an arena-management deal where the county would cover "unexpected’ losses. (Really, aren’t most of them?) Global Spectrum doesn’t.
The irony is that the Chiefs owners and Global Spectrum were negotiating a joint deal, giving them both a stake in the outcome. But after Cambria County officials declared that plan dead the other day, it looks like the search for an arena-management solution is back to square one.
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