Multiple news outlets report the owner of the Boston Red Sox is in advanced talks to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins. The news is not sitting well with some fans. Nicole Ford looks at what the impact the sale could have on the city.
Shock and confusion fill up town as the news broke that the Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly in talks to sell to the ownership group of the Boston Red Sox.
“The anger because of the Pittsburgh Boston rivalry that makes everybody nervous when you when you see something attached to Boston.”
Then came the questions mainly directed at city leaders about the impact.
“I’ve been in contact with the team and I know that they’re working in order to be able to do it. But I’ll hold my comments until there is a signature on a piece of paper, and there is something actually to comment on outside of driving fans into the city and bringing business to local establishments.”
The Penguins, as an organization, have invested in a number of projects.
“They kind of have their hands in a lot of things right now in the area, so that is a thought to like what’s going to happen to the developments that they have planned,”
Particularly the Lower Hill redevelopment project. Construction is already underway for the first phase of new businesses and green space. The mayor tells us. As for that project, community members don’t have to worry
“Anything that would be part of the agreement that we worked on, whether it’s the C zip agreement with the community, whether it’s the lease agreement with the penguins and the arena and keep them in Pittsburgh. Anything dealing with that stays put as of now”.