Norfolk Admirals sign on for 3 more years of hockey at Scope Arena

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Admirals will continue playing hockey at the Scope Arena for the next three years, the team announced on Monday.

The Admirals renewed a lease agreement with Norfolk and a contract with the ECHL that will keep them in the area at least through 2021.

The contract with the ECHL continues the Admirals’ membership in the league, which they rejoined in 2015 after spending 15 seasons in the American Hockey League.

“Our goal has been to continue the legacy of professional hockey in Hampton Roads,” Admirals owner Ardon Wiener said in a new release. “The Admirals are a staple in this community, and we plan to keep it that way for many years to come. Fans have a lot to get excited about with the future of hockey in Hampton Roads.”

The announcement comes as the Admirals gear up for their 30th season in Hampton Roads.

“The city is thrilled to continue its great relationship with the Norfolk Admirals at Scope Arena.  Norfolk has hosted professional ice hockey for nearly 50 years, and we look forward to celebrating this exciting local tradition for many more years to come,” Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander said in a news release.

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