Friday, August 6, 2010

News: Steelers in talks with Magna


The Sheffield Steelers ice hockey team has held discussions with Magna, the science adventure centre in Rotherham, regarding using part of the site at the former Templeborough steelworks.

Bob Phillips, the owner of the Steelers, who recently resigned as non-executive chairman, discussed the talks in an interview with Pro Hockey News. He said: "We have been talking very closely with Magna, with a view to putting a facility in there while we wait for the YES project to come up trumps."

In 2008, the Steelers signed up as tenants in a purpose-built 5,000-seater twin-pad ice rink at the YES! Project at Rother Valley Country Park in Rotherham and are expected to be part of the first phase of development of the £350m undercover leisure based scheme.

Matthew Beck, managing director at the Magna Trust, confirmed that the opportunity was being pursued but that it was still early days.

He said: "I can confirm that there is the potential to house the Steelers at Magna in an unused part of the building which is currently used as a storage facility for a local company.

"We are currently further investigating the feasibility but it would possible from a size perspective.

"Magna feels that it would be great to have the home of the Steelers in a former steelworks and that it would be a fantastic partnership for both parties."

Pro Hockey News article

Steelers website
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