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Gulf Coast Swords Information Available

December 1, 2004 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Information on the newest ECHL team, the Gulf Coast Swords, is now available online at has information on the $70 million, 7,400-seat facility being built on a 60-acre tract in the northwest quadrant of Lakewood Ranch, located on Florida's west coast between Bradenton and Sarasota as well as ticket information, including an arena seating chart.

The Swords are the ECHL membership that played in Columbus, Ga. from 2002-04 and in Norfolk, Va. from 1989-2000. In April 2004, the ECHL Board of Governors approved a Voluntary Suspension Request and a Transfer of Home Territory request from the membership, allowing it to relocate to Florida.

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