With the new hockey season set to begin next week for the Omaha Lancers and Lincoln Star, there is uncertainty about the current home of the Lancers in the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
The city council voted to amend the agreement between the city and team because neither party was happy with the ten year agreement that is entering year four. Both the city and team have until mid-November to work something out, and it appears something will get worked out.
First, the team needs a place to play and Council Bluff won’t let the rent of several home dates get away. The Lancers had been losing money the last three years. The team says they need 3,600 fans to break even and last year, even during their championship run, drew just under 3,000.
Under the current agreement, the Lancers pay the city $3,000 per game, plus split concession revenue.