Adelaide 36ers looking at new venue options
Published on July 11, 2012 by Nat Where You At ·
The Adelaide 36ers could be in between home courts as the 2012-13 season approaches.
The Adelaide Advertiser reported today that the 36ers could be homeless after the Supreme Court’s decision to force Eddy Groves to pay Commonwealth Bank almost $8.4million in principal and interest for the $5million unsecured loan it advanced in 2006 so Groves could buy Adelaide Arena.
Boti Nagy spoke to 36ers chief executive officer Leeanne Grantham:
We’re proceeding on the basis it’s business as usual because we have a lease until 2014. We have asked the (Arena) owner to ensure the security of our lease is upheld in any discussion and that we’re recognised as an existing tenant.
We are looking at options such as ETSA Park (Netball SA Stadium) and the entertainment centre.
The 36ers are not the only NBL team with venue issues, as we reported earlier this year the Sydney Kings will also be semi homeless at the end of the season, after a billion dollar plan to revamp Darling Harbour, where the Kingdome is located, was approved earlier this year.
The Kings will move away from the Kingdome from 2013 until 2016. The temporary Kings home for those 3 years is still unknown.
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