The Erie Otters have announced that they have agreed in principle on a 5-year arena lease with the Erie County Convention Center Authority. The current 2-year lease expires after this season. The new lease would keep the Otters in Erie through the 2018-19 season. The agreement hasn’t been officially completed. But Otters managing partner/GM Sherry Bassin said that should be done in the next week or so.
“What we’ve done here with the new building, the way the people have come around and supported us, (and their) loyalty,” Bassin said, “we had to take a position, and we were happy to do it.”
- Victor Fernandes