Richfield hopes a hockey team helps revitalize the city ice arena

  • Article by: Mary Jane Smetanka , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 28, 2013 - 10:17 PM

A junior hockey team, the Minnesota Magicians, has found a new home in an aging arena with a storied past. The city plans to invest $2 million to update it.

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april24Dec. 29, 1312:13 AM

They are closing the Coliseum? I hope that's not permanent. I love going to see section games there every year. It's a classic old building that was perfect for high school sectional playoffs. I seriously hope someone steps in a keeps it going. How is there not enough demand? These arenas need to market themselves to suburban associations where we can't get enough ice. I'll guarantee the Coliseum could draw people from the burbs if they marketed it right.

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YAC1212Dec. 29, 1310:55 AM

This is a great thing for the city of Richfield and the ice arena. I've been to a few games - great hockey and a fun, family friendly atmosphere. Can't wait to see what else is in store.

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thrillhouse1Dec. 29, 1311:09 AM

Went to game earlier this season and the ticket and beer prices seemed pretty steep for the quality of play. You could pay less for a high school game and get a better atmosphere.

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thrillhouse1Dec. 29, 1311:10 AM

Went to game earlier this season and the ticket and beer prices seemed pretty steep for the quality of play. You could pay less for a high school game and get a better atmosphere.

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thanksvetsDec. 29, 1311:34 AM

I have been to a good amount of games and really enjoy it. You can not beat being that close to the action and to see international players to boot. Champs does the catering, so to go with having a beer, great hockey and good pricing...perfect. I hope this article helps bring more people to the games, so come check one out. Go Magicians. Monday and Tue home gam

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boris123Dec. 29, 13 6:31 PM

Taxpayers paying $950 billion for a stadium including a tear down of an existing stadium with a new dome. Taxpayers paying $100 million for new cosmetics to an existing arena that was built by tax payers to get a basketball team for billionaire owners. Tax payers paying $500 million to tear down Memorial Stadium and build a new stadium. Tax payers paying $650 million to tear down the Civic Center and build a new stadium for a billionaire NHL owner. Richfield should get at least $100 million dollars don't you think? It guts government's pattern of spending taxpayer dollars. Isn't that what government's core purpose is after all?

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