NEWS RELEASE: Growlers and SJSEL Sign Lease Agreement
Councillor Jamie Korab, Chair of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. is pleased to announce that a lease agreement has been reached that will result in the Newfoundland Growlers playing at Mile One stadium.
“On behalf of the Board and the City of St. John’s, I am pleased to announce that a three-year lease agreement has been reached and the Growlers will call Mile One home for the next three seasons,” said Councillor Korab. “I want to thank the Growlers organization for reaching a mutually agreeable lease and look forward to the return of hockey at our facility this year.”
“The Newfoundland Growlers are much more than just a hockey team,” said President of Deacon Sports and Entertainment, Glenn Stanford. “Over the past three years the Growlers have developed a passionate fanbase, developed deeply rooted business relationships, created meaningful partnerships with a number of community groups, and provided much needed economic spin-off to the downtown core. We owe it to our fans and partners to continue to operate out of Mile One Centre for the next three seasons.”
The lease was signed on August 24.
The Growlers are preparing for the season with ticket sales to begin shortly. City Council and the Board encourage all citizens to get out and support our team as they go for their second Kelly Cup championship.