According to a news release from the team Wednesday, the team has received dozens of inquiries about partnership opportunities. Editor’s Note: Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network submitted a request to become part of what may become its radio broadcast network. In addition, over 300 resumes for various employment opportunities were received, and 624 full-season ticket plan deposits were purchased.
On top of that, the Bison’s social media presence has skyrocketed to over 6,000 across all of the team’s social platforms. The team also discovered an independent Facebook fan group that has amassed over 800 members and is incredibly active.
“The reception and support from the community has been incredible,” said Sean Hallett, interim team CEO and president. “This city has a yearning for professional hockey. October can’t come soon enough.”
The Bison is currently working on building out their front office space, which will be at 316 W. Washington St. across from the Grossinger Motors Arena. The Hallett ownership team anticipates occupation of the space by March 4.
March 4 is currently the tentative date for the organization to provide an additional business update, which would include details on an open house event for season ticket holders to select their seats in person.
Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.