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NHL Panthers President Michael Yormark Trashes Heat Game Experience On Twitter

NHL Panthers President & COO Michael Yormark attended Sunday's Knicks-Heat game and "trashed Miami Heat fans and the team's game-day experience" on Twitter, according to Kyle Munzenrieder of the MIAMI NEW TIMES. Yormark tweeted, "At heat game now. Panthers game experience is so much better. More kids. More families. More excitement. More passion. More energy." Munzenrieder wrote, "Basically, he's trashing the fans. Of course, he's taking the opportunity to imply that Panthers games might be a better experience for parents wanting to bring their kids to a pro sports games, but damn, Yormark, there's no reason to insult Heat fans' passion and energy" (, 2/28). WTVJ-NBC's David Hill wrote, "Accentuating the lack of celebrities at Panthers games seems like an odd way to attract more fans. ... If Yormark really wanted to convince fans to attend Panthers games instead of Heat games, he could have simply mentioned how much less expensive Panthers tickets cost compared to Heat tickets" (, 2/28).

NEW ADVISORY BOARD: Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced plans for a 12-person Florida Panthers Blueprint Advisory Board that will be made up of season-ticket holders, sponsors and media members. The goal of the board is to advise Yormark and Panthers GM Dale Tallon on the direction of the franchise. The members of the board will be announced March 9, with the first meeting scheduled for next month. The board will meet quarterly with Yormark and Tallon to discuss all aspects of the organization (SS&E).
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