The city would put more money into the downtown arena and assume greater control of the facility under a plan presented to the City Council.
The city of Rockford (Ill.) would put an additional $6 million into the downtown MetroCentre arena over the next three years and assume greater responsibility in the facility's operations under a plan presented to the City Council.
The arena has been in the red since a $20-million remodeling to land the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Black Hawks. In April the city spent $600,000 to ensure the arena paid its bills and meet payroll.
How the city would raise $6 million is complicated and involves bringing in funds from a variety of existing sources; it also calls for the city to reinstate funding dedicated to MetroCentre that was diverted in recent years.
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