DES MOINES, Iowa – April 23, 2013 — The Polk County Board of Supervisors took action today to approve the license and guaranty agreements between Global Spectrum LP and Iowa Wild Hockey Club LLC for the use of Wells Fargo Arena for the American Hockey League professional men’s ice hockey team. Approval of the agreements will bring AHL hockey back to Wells Fargo Arena in the fall of 2013. The Iowa Wild is a subsidiary of the NHL Minnesota Wild. It is one of a few AHL teams that are owned by their NHL subsidiary. The five year agreement provides for 36 home games. The Wild will provide a lot of synergy between Des Moines and Minneapolis giving fans the opportunity to see some great hockey talent throughout the year.
“The Board of Supervisors is pleased to be able to bring AHL hockey back to Wells Fargo Arena. We are looking forward to the partnership with the Wild in bringing first class fan entertainment”, stated Tom Hockensmith Board of Supervisors Chair.
The Iowa Wild website is now active at http://www.iowawild.com. Fans can request ticket info on the website, and can also call 1.855.IOAWILD to place a $100 deposit on a season ticket. The AHL Iowa Chops ended their play at Wells Fargo Arena in 2009.