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Checkers may move to Bojangles Coliseum

The Story

The city of Charlotte and the Checkers are working out a deal to renovate the old Coliseum along Independence Blvd. for $16 million.

The Facts

– The Checkers have one year left on their Time Warner Arena contract. The Coliseum used to be the team’s old home.

– The $16 million in renovations would add a new scoreboard, seating, concession upgrades.

– Deal hinges on City Council approval of renovations.

The Quote

– “Today we have the opportunity to bring hockey back to its roots in Charlotte.” – Charlotte Checkers video

C5’s Take

Time Warner is a slick place in slick uptown. But hockey ain’t no slick sport. Bring the Checkers home to their old-school digs.

Photo: Charlotte Observer