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IceMen to play in Ford Center

The new arena in downtown Evansville, home to the CHL's IceMen franchise, will be called the Ford Center. The Tri-State Ford Dealers agreed to pay the city more than $4.2 million over a 10-year period for the naming rights. The Evansville Redevelopment Commission must approve the deal Sept. 7.

If you would like to see the lease agreement between the IceMen and the arena, click here. (It was the impasse in putting that deal together that held up the CHL schedule for so long.) Thanks to the folks at for finding that, and you should check out their blog there.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at