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.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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