New Deal Inked For Privateers Hockey Team
It's a new deal with a new price tag for the Thousand Islands Privateers.
The Watertown city council Monday night passed a new franchise agreement for next season with the pro hockey team.
Instead of the $300 dollars per game the team pays the city this season, next season the Privateers will pay $450 for each game.
There's also a new $1,000 flat fee for garbage pickup.
Despite the increases, Privateers owner Nicole Kirnan says the new agreement is a fair deal.
"In the negotiations, there was a lot of back and forth," she said.
"Obviously, when you negotiate, they start with a higher number. Obviously, we were set last week at a lower number and we met somewhere in between, so I feel comfortable with those numbers," Kirnan said.
The agreement includes a provision that allows the city to make the Privateers pay for legal fees associated with future changes to the terms and conditions of alcohol sales.
Monday, November 24, 2014, Watertown, NY
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