A new Allentown home for the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms won’t be ready until the 2013-2014 season at the earliest, as financing for the project has been elusive.
The former Phladelphia Phantoms, forced to temporarily relocate to Glens Falls, N.Y., because of the impending demolition of the Spectrum, are committed to playing in the $80-million, 12,000-seat arena in Allentown. But city officials haven’t lined up financing for the project yet, and the anticipated opening has been pushed back a year. The project isn’t being scrapped — indeed, the city is moving ahead with some infrastructure changes to the arena site — but we’re guessing the Phantoms management won’t be happen with the delay.
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