Hornets' Nest Working Group

The Hornets' Nest is a $3 million proposed addition to Braemar Arena that would include a privately leased for profit dry-land training facility and retail area.

Nearly $740,000 would be raised by the non-profit organization “Drive for the Hive” to cover 25 percent of the project. Under the proposal, Edina Public Schools would pay more for ice rental and spectator fees. The Edina Hockey Association and Braemar-City of Lakes Figure Skating Club would pay a surcharge for each participant annually for 20 years.  Lease revenue for the training facility and retail area would also help pay for the project.

In May, the City Council approved the concept for the project and all related improvements to Braemar Arena, subject to the success of the Drive for the Hive fundraising efforts; agreements with Edina Public Schools, Edina Hockey Association and Braemar-City of Lakes Figure Skating Club for the additional fees; and minimum 10-year leases for the dry-land training facility and retail store. The Council directed City staff and Drive for the Hive officials to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding that resolves the all the relevant details.

Members of the working group are Ellen Jones, Dan Peterson, Joseph Hulbert, John Soma and Eric Anderson. They are supported by staff members Susie Miller, John Keprios and Ann Kattreh.
 

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