Crunch staying in Syracuse for the long haul
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- There is some good news for fans of the Syracuse Crunch. Just days after revealing a new affiliation with the Tampa Bay Lightning, they're making it clear the team is staying in Syracuse for a very long time.
The Crunch and Onondaga County have announced a new extension of the team's Onondaga County War Memorial lease through the year 2024. The team's owner praised what he calls a true partnership with the county.
“Had the ‘can do’ attitude. What can we do? What can we do to make it easier for you to operate your hockey club? What can we do to make improvements in the building?” Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon said.
“If you go to the businesses around the arena and talk about how important the Crunch is to the businesses, they are employing people. Because the fans come out. The fans spend money. There's a great synergy that the Crunch creates in this part of downtown and in this whole community,” Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney said.
Neither Mahoney nor Dolgon revealed the terms of the new lease agreement.