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Often talked about the -- lack of credit available to business and consumers want and it does not having that problem is the NBA which actually lined up.
Million dollar line to distribute to up to fifteen teams that they need additional cash.
Now off the hardwood and on the I stayed the economy was the number one topic yesterday.
Into -- at the National Hockey League players associations agents meeting where there was that concern.
Aware of the drop -- NHL revenue affecting players contracts.
Others threatened my son mark are trying to help both lead and then -- -- the -- Need.
This no weren't an exchange I'm doing right now and a convincing -- -- but.
This is -- your marking -- yell the NBA's net and this going to be here is Michael you know like him the president of the NHL's.
Florida Panthers and oh yes they are -- good morning guys Leo.
All right well first -- -- let let's talk about.
This deal that the two of you have created to kind of figure out how you can market each other's souls together a little bit about the -- Well.
First and foremost when the value creation business and so for Michael's team and for me and our key stakeholders sold but how can we create more value.
For the investment.
-- -- holiday time.
Our fans are going down to Florida.
Many -- from Florida where we're coming can -- metropolitan area.
And when they can't use and it's tickets we wanna give them an opportunity to redeem those tickets for great entertainment and what better place when they're visiting Florida to -- to -- -- -- -- We just talked about what's -- in the NHL we know what's going on the NBA people are suffering.
It this could not be -- more challenging period for everything from sponsorships to ticket sales.
I imagine you're trying to think of just about everything you can do and then for you for the Panthers just trying to get naming rights deal for new re telling.
Well for us we actually have a naming rights deal with bank Atlantic were very fortunate that our -- -- building.
You know it's all done as -- -- value creation and creating a good -- proposition you know for sponsors.
First -- a seat holders and for the casual fan so.
In South Florida what we're trying to do -- just make the sport affordable give people an opportunity to get entertained.
To -- from unfortunately.
You know the negativity of the economy.
And -- good entertainment whether it's a controversial or to Florida -- hockey game.
So affordability is is a very is -- -- query for all of us now during this challenging time.
It's interesting because I.
I hadn't realized my apologies about bank Atlantic but between Barclays and bank Atlantic and partly for the new that we -- -- building.
But banks -- under scrutiny -- any financial institutions are pulling out because they're full pulling out because a lot of them have either tap into government funds.
Or -- an inappropriate thing to do in this climate Barclays clearly has not and they've been able to withstand the storm better than others.
But it's got to put you in a precarious situation when you -- and -- It is but you know in the in the case of Barkley is obviously it's been a terrific partnership.
They are one of the leaders in the industry right now.
And they believe in the platform that they have with the -- as they look to grow their business.
And can gain share on doing this downturn in the economy.
Everybody wants to now if you can go through with that -- and continue to build this arena.
Yet another victory in court yesterday and believe though was that 22.
22 coming -- it's.
It's hard to believe -- -- you have to go threat.
One only got one more and more and you work your ear and you're gonna build this.
We're ready to go we they we just -- -- the oral arguments for the eminent domain case.
We shouldn't have a decision on that within the next four to six weeks obviously yesterday's decision was -- great one for us.
I'd love to echo the -- sentiments we said we -- get this project started the affordable housing and jobs it's much needed.
Michael Florida has been one of the hardest hits in terms of foreclosures.
They're still reeling still trying to get at this and the NHL is facing some pain and oh by the way beat my Rangers last night that's not -- But -- but going forward aside from affordability.
Are you gonna continue to do answered the unique kinds of things that you guys have talked about -- -- Creating opportunities for businesses and owners to -- each other create -- things of that nature.
I think you have to I mean it's it's all about.
And how can we help our partners would there be a sponsor suite -- she's -- -- holder.
Meet their business goals and objectives for so many choices out there and -- in and unfortunately companies are being forced to make tough decisions.
And in if we want to keep those people -- clients and partners of ours we got to think out of the box we got to create more value we've got to make sure that we're helping them again achieve your goals and objectives.
Retailer -- the hair and listen unbelievable this is so exciting and so privacy -- -- I've known him forever but you attribute the -- -- -- -- --
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