Bring Professional Hockey back to Biloxi!
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By signing this petition, you are joining a vastly growing number of sports fans, that would like to see SPHL hockey return to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Pro hockey will benefit our community in the following ways: 1 - Pro hockey will put more revenue back into our local economy in the way of fans from the visiting teams utilizing our local restaurants, gas stations, casinos, and other businesses. 2 - It will provide a healthy alternative for those sports fans (To include our local military personnel) who are not able to visit our local casinos, or other establishments, since these places of businesses place restrictions on those people who have not yet reached the age of 21. 3 - It will provide an exciting, and very affordable form of family entertainment.As you may know, our great city hosted the Mississippi Seawolves of the ECHL for many years, and as we all remember, Hurricane Katrina changed our lives forever. Two years after Katrina paid us a visit, the Seawolves came back for 2 seasons, but the fan support was not the same, because people were (understandably) rebuilding their lives. After the Seawolves left Biloxi, a team from the SPHL came in. We all remember them as the Mississippi Surge. Although the expenses for operating a team from a lower league is far less than what the Seawolves had to contend with, the fan support was not what it needed to be, so the the Surge had to fold. That was 4 years ago! Since then, as you all must surely know, our great city is building back up at a record pace. We have 1 new casino (The Scarlet Pearl), we have a string of restaurants that have built up "On the beach"! We (Biloxi) have a game room filled with video games, a snack bar, and even a bowling alley! We are having outdoor concerts at 2 of our local parks. We even have professional baseball being played in a brand new stadium. Our goal, by starting this petition, is to get enough signatures by our local residents, and even sports fans from outside of our city, to be able to present before the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, who, as some of you may or may not know, have oversight of the Coliseum in Biloxi, so they will see that the time for bringing professional hockey back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has never been better. Will you please join us in this effort? All we ask is that you sign this petition, and tell our elected officials that you support this effort. I will also ask each person who signs this petition, to send it to as many people as you know, so that their voices can also be heard!!!
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