Mississippi Sea Wolves L.L.C and Mississippi Coast Coliseum reach lease agreement.
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BILOXI, MS- The Harrison County Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on February 7th, 2022. The lease agreement between the Mississippi Sea Wolves and the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center was the first item on the agenda.
The vote was unanimous in support of bringing the Sea Wolves back to Biloxi after thirteen years.
"It's so amazing with hockey being gone for so many years, and to see the excitement and support for it. We are so excited to be a part of bringing hockey back to Biloxi", Mississippi Sea Wolves C.E.O Joe Pace said.
"We were really happy to see the numbers that turned out of three neutral site games. We asked the fan base If you'll support it, we will bring it back. They did their job, now it's time to do ours", said Matt Mcdonnell, executive director of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
The Sea Wolves first called the Mississippi Coast Coliseum home in the 1996-97 season. In 11 seasons on the ice, the Sea Wolves played 426 regular season games at the Coliseum, compiling a record of 242-143-41 on home ice, drawing 1,569,280 fans for an average attendance of 4,405 per game, and have hosted 32 Kelly Cup Playoff games, posting a 23-9 record at home. Mississippi won the 1999 Kelly Cup Championship before a sellout crowd of 9,150 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in double overtime. Thirteen years later, Biloxi Pro Hockey sold out the same arena in effort to bring professional hockey and the Sea Wolves back to Biloxi.
The Sea Wolves kick off their comeback FPHL season in late October of this year.