Tuesday, December 1, 2009
EXPRESS APPLY FOR RE-LOCATION
The Burnaby Express are one step closer to returning to their original home in Coquitlam.
They filed their application for re-location to the BCHL Tuesday. The application is for the franchise to return to their original home in Coquitlam for the 10-11 season where the Express called home from 2001-2005.
The application is now in the hands of the BCHL where it will be reviewed then forwarded to the BCHL's board of Governors for a vote during the annual meeting during the All Star Game festivities in Nanaimo in January.
Attendance has steadily declined from an average of 992 in the Express first season in Burnaby in 05-06 their Royal Bank Cup season, to 583 through 13 home games this season. The Express average attendance was 1091 in their final season in Coquitlam in 04-05.
The Coquitlam Sports Centre where the Express called home in Coquitlam is currently under massive renovations that will see the facility dramatically improved from when the Express left in 2005.
Click below to hear my interview with Express President and GM Darcy Rota and Head Coach Dave Mclellan on the application for re-location filed Tuesday.
For more on this story read Dan Olson's article from the Coquitlam Now Newspaper by clicking on the link below.
Click here to read the article
To check out the Coquitlam Sports Centre renovation project website click on the link below.
Click here to visit Coquitlam Sports Centre renovation project website