Mayor Winnecke Comments on the IceMen’s Move to Owensboro
On Tuesday, Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne was given authorization by the City Commissioners to bring the IceMen to the Sportscenter. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke commented on the move through his Twitter account and during conversations with the media following the press conference announcing the team's move.
Just like everyone else, the Mayor said he learned of the deal between the team and the City of Owensboro through media reports.
The Mayor went on to reiterate the City's stance throughout the negotiations to try and keep the team at the Ford Center. He also stated the City of Evansville has already been in contact with other teams about relocating.
According to John Martin of the Evansville Courier-Press, the Mayor also stated the City informed IceMen attorney's the City's most recent lease offer, submitted on January 6th, has been withdrawn.