Guelph Storm reach 10-year deal to stay at Sleeman Centre
Dignitaries celebrate the signing of a 10-year deal to keep the Guelph Storm in Guelph on Friday, July 22, 2016. (City of Guelph)
Published Friday, July 22, 2016 12:21PM EDT
Rest easy, Guelph: Your Ontario Hockey League team won’t be packing up and leaving town anytime soon.
A new agreement announced Friday will keep the Guelph Storm in the Royal City for the next 10 years.
“We are thrilled to have extended our relationship for at last another decade as our gifted young men attempt to bring another championship to our great city,” Storm governor Rick Gaetz said in a press release.
According to the release, the Storm have raised or donated $3 million to local not-for-profit organizations.
The team has been based in Guelph since 1991, and at the Sleeman Centre since 2000.
The new deal is expected to cost the city about $500,000 per year.