Top 5 Biggest Shreveport Story’s Of The Year (That I Can Remember)
I've been racking my brain trying to remember all the really big stuff that's happened this year to the SBC ... here's everything I thought of ... feel free to leave more in the comments below!
Okay this one is a bit (ok a LOT) self serving granted but it was awesome to me.
The year 2010 sucked to be this guy! I quit working here to go make my fortune turning soy beans into plastics (inside joke) ... needless to say it didn't work I spent the rest of 2010 hating myself for leaving. Then about this time last year (December 2010) I got a call from my old boss up here who got tired of me begging to come back and gave me my old job back!
I'll have to be forcibly removed next time.
In a move that confuses me every time single time we give away concert tickets the CenturyTel company changed it's name to CenturyLink. Which changed the name of our biggest arena this side of Dallas.
"Say “Good-Bye” to the CenturyTel Center and hello to the CenturyLink Center. The Monroe-based telecommunications giant has just renewed its naming rights for the Bossier City venue — but it’s changing the name to correspond with the company’s new name. Interim arena General Manager Brodie McMahon says work has already begun to change all of the signage around the arena — especially the signs that are most visable to the public. Under terms of the new agreement, CenturyLink will pay Bossier City three-and-a-quarter million dollars to retain the naming rights to the arena for the next ten years."
John Lee - http://710keel.com/centurytel-center-name-change/
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Casino is coming to the Boardwalk!
"Sixty-one percent of Bossier Parish voters said “yes” Saturday to expanding riverboat gaming to include a new 18-story Margaritavile-themed resort casino, unofficial but complete results show. Thirty-nine percent voted in opposition.“We’re ecstatic and so pleased that the citizens of Bossier had the confidence in us to do this,” said Deborah Harkins, a spokeswoman for the casino project.
The $195 million project will feature a single level gaming floor with 1,275 slot machines, 38 table games and the Margaritaville trademark It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere bar. In addition, the 400-room resort hotel will include a two-story entertainment complex, spa and fitness center, lavish pool area with swim up bar and a 400-seat Margartaville restaurant."
Shreveport Times (article removed)
Shreveport's general public not impressed with America's pass time (again)
SHREVEPORT, La. – Southern Independent Baseball, the owners of the Shreveport-Bossier Captains, have announced that the team has been purchased by Laredo Baseball Investors, LLC, who are moving the team to Laredo, Texas, to play the 2012 American Association season as the Laredo Lemurs.
“We thank everyone involved with our efforts in Shreveport-Bossier for the last nine years, starting with the fans, along with sponsors, city officials, and our staff,” team president Scott Berry said. “And while the American Association will not be at Fair Grounds Field next season, we remain committed to bringing baseball and affordable family fun to this community.”
“In that respect, we are currently working with the City of Shreveport and another party to bring a summer collegiate league team to Fair Grounds Field in 2012.”
SIB will make further announcements in the coming days on the 2012 baseball season.
Source - http://www.sbcaptains.com/news/default/4/461/
Trust issues insue (not just because my mom is scared to be at the stadium past dark)
They have been in town for 14 years, first at the Hirsh, then when the Centuryte...Centurylink center opened they moved there! Things were great! Chants were chanted ... pucks were chucked ... opposing goalies taunted.
Good times. Then people stopped going, I'm not even sure why. They did a MASSIVE ticket drive. That ultimately sadly failed.
"The Presidents’ Cup Champion Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League regret to announce tonight that due to severe economic conditions and the limited timeline imposed to secure sufficient revenue for the upcoming season, the team will be forced to cease operations after 14 remarkably successful seasons in Bossier-Shreveport. "
Long sad story here ... http://www.mudbugshockey.com/news/recent/index.html?article_id=907