Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr and Mark Lantz, owner of the Cheyenne Stampede hockey team, have issued a joint statement on the future of the Stampede in Cheyenne.

The statement reads as follows:

On behalf of the City of Cheyenne and the Cheyenne Stampede hockey organization, we appreciate the community discussion surrounding the future of the franchise in our city.  We had a meaningful and productive conversation regarding the needs and expectations of both the team and the operations at the Ice and Events Center.  While the negotiated rates in the current contract were data-driven by surrounding city-owned ice facilities, we do recognize the need for greater sponsorship opportunities not only for the Stampede, but the Capitals and other users as well. A negotiated contract with the Stampede will be an important piece of the success of the team going forward as the franchise looks for investors and quite possibly a fundraising campaign.  The Cheyenne Stampede has been a part of our city for over eight years, and together we are working to ensure its home in our community going forward.

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