A temporary access agreement was put in place on August 21, 2015, to allow the Tigers to move into the Canalta Centre in time for the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season. The temporary access agreement was renewed 11 times over the course of the season, with the most recent agreement expiring March 24.
“City Council has an obligation to all City residents and taxpayers to manage the City’s assets and resources in a legally and financially responsible manner,” said Clugston. “We must look out for the best interests of all residents.”
In the absence of a long-term license, outfitting of the home team dressing room and other spaces dedicated for the home team was delayed.
SMG continues to be available to the Tigers to negotiate and finalize a long-term license agreement for use of the Canalta Centre. Once that agreement is reached, the Tigers will be welcomed back to the Canalta Centre and work can begin to outfit the team spaces.
(From City of Medicine Hat)