Express Back at WFCU Centre

The Windsor Express host the Island Storm at the WFCU Centre for game seven of the NBL Canada Championship 2014. (photo by Mike Vlasveld)

The Windsor Express and the City of Windsor have reached a one-year agreement for the WFCU Centre.

The agreement includes a lower rental fee, a 50/50 split of the city’s share of concessions and office space at the WFCU Centre.

CEO Dartis Willis says this will help them build a home in the city. “Hopes and prayers are that the people come out and we’ll use this time to say come out and support the team. My plan was to be here and that’s what I’m after, making sure that the fan base builds and that we keep the team here.”

The agreement results in a loss of approximately $13,000 in potential revenue for the WFCU Centre but all direct costs to the city are covered in the agreement. Willis says investors in the team have lost around $300,000 a year since the team started two years ago.