Friday Daily Delawhere [1.11.13]

Filed in Delaware by on January 11, 2013

The Fred Rust Ice Arena, off of South College Avenue in Newark, future home of the Delaware Zombies minor league ice hockey franchise owned by Jason330.

© Photos were taken by anonymous photographer xzmattzx

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  1. Jason330 says:

    Awesome.

  2. Obe1katobe says:

    where can we get more info about this team? This will be great for the First State!

  3. Jason330 says:

    Good question. Let’s ask Yahoo answers:

    How much does a minor-league hockey team cost? How do you buy one?

    Best Answer – Chosen by Asker
    If you are talking about the minors in terms of ECHL, UHL, or SPHL, I will have to say somewhere in the range of $500,000 to $1,800,000. Once purchased, you are looking at annual operating expenses anywhere from $600,000 to $2,000,000 (depending on the market in your area…and I may be a bit conservative on those numbers). You really need to average at least 4,000 people a game and have some really good sponsors in your city to stay in business for an extended period of time. It’s a rough task. That’s why you see so many minor league teams move or fold every year. (At least 6 different minor league organizations in my city during my lifetime.)

    As far as the procedure for purchasing a team, get to know the current team owner (should be on any teams website) or apply for an expansion franchise.

    $500,000 is doable. I just need 49 friends to pony up $10,000 each. Then I need some state support and favorable loan conditions to make sure I get through the first couple of season without going bankrupt.

    The Delaware Zombies – it is on bitches!

  4. AGovernor says:

    Minor league hockey is great, affordable sports entertainment. I have lived in a community with a ECHL team.

    I wasn’t a season ticket holder, but did attend a few games and always enjoyed it. Minor league hockey would be a great addition to Delaware.

  5. Paula says:

    Or you could win a bet with Romney 49 times. Why not try for 50?

  6. Jason330 says:

    lol

  7. kavips says:

    Back to xzmattzx. Great pun on using setting sunlight to actually put some “rust” into the arena…. :)

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