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QC Storm working to put on full season in the fall

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From: Quad-City Times > News > Local


COVID-19 in the Quad-Cities: Quad City Storm working to put on full season in the fall

Anthony Watt

Mar 24, 2021 Updated 11 hrs ago


The Quad City Storm has weathered 12 months of pandemic and hopes to sweep back into a largely normal season in October.

The end of the hockey team’s 2019-2020 season and all of its 2020-21 season were canceled as the Quad-Cities began to wrestle in earnest with the coronavirus.


“Missing the last six games of the 2019-20 season had a significant impact, and then missing the entirety of the 2020-2021 season, that’s a stretch of 34 games gone,” Brian Rothenberger, the team’s president said. “No revenue. Nothing coming in.”

The Storm’s 28-game home schedule is its primary revenue generator, he said.


There are other revenue sources, such as selling merchandise, he said, but it is a small fraction of the income. The team is also fairly new, so it did not have the financial reserves some of the older teams do.


“It really crushed our business model and forced us to make some difficult decisions,” Rothenberger said. ...


Read more at:https://qctimes.com/news/local/covid-19-in-the-quad-cities-quad-city-storm-working-to-put-on-full-season/article_445ffb14-3f92-5502-8db6-327e64a77d0a.html


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