Professional Hockey Team Eyes Wicomico County - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Professional Hockey Team Eyes Wicomico County

Posted: Updated:
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC) Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md. – Wicomico County officials say they are keeping all options open after a professional hockey league has expressed interest in expanding into Salisbury.

The Federal Hockey League, a single-A level league, says it has expressed serious interest in locating a team to the Wicomico County Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury.

Vice Commissioner of the FHL, Andrew “Sarge” Richards, said his league, which is in its seventh year, is looking to broaden itself geographically. 

“Salisbury has all the things we are looking for,” said Richards, “We just need to meet and look at the details.”

According to Richards, he and other top officials are waiting to hear back from Wicomico County so the two sides can arrange a meeting. Wicomico Parks ad Rec Director Steve Miller stated the county is looking at many options.

"It's still early on in the process,” said Miller. “We're doing our due diligence on any opportunities that are out there. We're willing to explore anything and we're just in those very preliminary stages."

The FHL believes the county’s ability to now sell alcohol and liquor at the civic center is a necessity to hosting a professional hockey team. According to Richards, for a team to survive, each game would generally need to see 1,200 to 1,500 attendees at roughly $10 per ticket.   

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Payment Card Felony Prompts Search by Lewes Police

    Payment Card Felony Prompts Search by Lewes Police

    Jan 20, 2018 6:37 PM2018-01-20 23:37:00 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:06 PM EST2018-01-21 01:06:15 GMT
    Lewes police are searching for a suspect wanted for one felony count of unlawful use of a payment card over $1,500.More
    Lewes police are searching for a suspect wanted for one felony count of unlawful use of a payment card over $1,500.  More
  • Man Arrested in Connection to Vehicle Thefts

    Man Arrested in Connection to Vehicle Thefts

    Jan 20, 2018 6:49 PM2018-01-20 23:49:00 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-01-20 23:49:18 GMT
    Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man in connection with three motor vehicle thefts in the High Point Mobile Home Park area.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man in connection with three motor vehicle thefts in the High Point Mobile Home Park area.More
  • Plans Being Made for Arts and Entertainment District in Crisfield

    Plans Being Made for Arts and Entertainment District in Crisfield

    Jan 20, 2018 5:40 PM2018-01-20 22:40:00 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 5:40 PM EST2018-01-20 22:40:40 GMT
    Crisfield, Md.- The arts are fighting to come alive in Downtown Crisfield. You may not realize if you're just passing through, but painters, musicians, sculptors, and other artists are all waiting to show off their work. And showing off that work could soMore
    Crisfield, Md.- The arts are fighting to come alive in Downtown Crisfield. You may not realize if you're just passing through, but painters, musicians, sculptors, and other artists are all waiting to show off their work. And showing off that work could soMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices