Saturday, May 7, 2016
Andy's Angles: The Arena
Arenas are notorious money losers. This one got off to a good start, and it appears to have kept up the momentum. It's always busy here-- and with some big name acts.
The main tenant, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins still draw, and I didn't think hockey would take off around here.
There is no doubt it has been an economic boost, but I think a lot of that comes from the construction of an adjacent Interstate 81 exit.
Challenges lie ahead. The arena opened in 1999. It has to renovate and modernize to stay competitive.
AT 12:00 AM