EVANSVILLE, IN – The ECHL has granted an extension to the Evansville IceMen and City of Evansville to work out a lease agreement.

The extension is through January 6th and IceMen owner Ron Geary has told Evansville’s Eyewitness News that this will be the final extension. The first extension was originally granted on November 25th and the team has submitted dates to the league for the 2016-17 season.

Negotiations are ongoing between the two sides.

The saga became public when the team announced the city could stand to lose the team if an agreement is not reached.

“The current lease and price threaten our ability to bring our fans a premier ice hockey team and at the same time run a business,” owner Ron Geary said in a press release on November 16. “We are going public because deadlines are approaching and the fans need to know what Evansville stands to lose.  We need our fans support.  We need the City to get reasonable, start negotiating in earnest and get this lease in place,” Geary continued.

The Sin Bin’s Mike Finazzo is continuing to follow this story and will have anything as soon as it breaks.

 

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