Tag: Bojangles’ Coliseum

Why One Team Thinks It’s Worth the Wait

CHECKERS PAST: The Charlotte Checkers salute their fans before COVID-19 halted play. The Checkers chose not to play the 2020-21 American Hockey League season.  As the state of North Carolina slowly reopens public assembly venues with fans in the stands, Tera Black remains confident that the Charlotte Checkers made the correct decision to skip the 2020-21 American Hockey League season altogether. “We’re getting through this season and getting players on the ice (through other channels),” said Black, the Checkers’ chief operating officer and alternate governor. “The biggest responsibility of the AHL is developing NHL prospects. People are jumping through hoops to get that done and it’s working.” In Charlotte, the majority of the team’s fan base agreed with the Checkers’ decision to sit out the season, she said. They were one of three AHL teams to cancel the season. The other two were the Milwaukee Admirals and Springfield (Massachusetts) Thunderbirds. […]

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A New Arena Filler: Representative Democracy

HAWKS VOTE YES: State Farm Arena showed off its voting setup at a media preview July 17. (Courtesy Fulton County) NBA venues and teams stepping up to take on Election Day responsibilities While arenas and, in some cities, polling stations are shut down as the 2020 primary and general elections ramp up, several venues and local governments have worked together to open up voting centers in at least five cities. State Farm Arena in Atlanta, the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center in Detroit and Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, plus Charlotte’s Spectrum Center, Bank of America Stadium and Bojangles’ Coliseum, have confirmed they will open facilities for voting assistance while Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee is working out a plan with the help of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and his More Than a Vote advocacy group. In Atlanta, where would-be voters were reported to have stood in lines for […]

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