Augusta RiverHawks franchise could be moving to Macon

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- The Macon-Bibb County Commission is expected to discuss the possibility of minor league hockey returning to the central Georgia city.

The Telegraph reports that Kevin Dowdell, director of sales and marketing for the Macon Centreplex, is scheduled to meet with commissioners Tuesday evening to make a presentation on the possibility of the Augusta RiverHawks moving to Macon.

The RiverHawks, established in 2010, have been unable to play several games in Augusta's James Brown Arena due to the facility's mechanical issues.

RiverHawks owner Bob Kerzner told the Augusta Chronicle in October that he was considering moving the team to a new city.

The Macon Centreplex includes the Macon Coliseum, which has been home to the Macon Whoopees from 1973-74; the Macon Whoopee from 1996-2002; and the Macon Trax from 2002-2005.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)


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