The CMSB had a chance to speak to Chair of the Cumberland County Civic Center Board of Trustees, Neal Pratt Monday evening and said "..we learned of the Albany Times Union Center's decision to move forward the same as everyone, from the Press Herald." When asked if there would be any impending announcement, Pratt said "We are optimistic" and "hopeful that there will be a resolution Wednesday morning." Pratt said there will be a board meeting at 9AM Wednesday at The Cumberland County Civic Center.
The CMSB has learned from sources familiar with the negotiations that, pending board approval, The Portland Pirates will stay in Portland "for the foreseeable future." The source also stated the final offer from Pertovek an the Pirates is "far from what the original offer was" and is "much closer to the deal already in place."
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