Artist's rendering of the new facility.

SAVANNAH GHOST PIRATES' NEW HAUNT: Port Wentworth to get new state-of-the-art hockey training facility

Updated April 18, 2023 at 2:32 p.m.

The Savannah Ghost Pirates, in partnership with the City of Port Wentworth, have announced plans for a 90,000-square-foot training facility that will include two regulation-size ice rinks, a sports bar and grill, a pro shop, and other amenities.

The facility, expected to be completed in the summer of 2025, will serve as a practice facility for the Savannah Ghost Pirates as well as a recreational facility for the community. Youth/adult hockey, figure/public skating, and learn-to-skate programs will also be offered.

Port Wentworth City Manager Steve Davis expressed his excitement about the project, saying "The city is excited about bringing a world-class venue for activities and entertainment to our community. We thank the Ghost Pirates for this partnership opportunity and look forward to many years of cooperation."

Ghost Pirates CEO Andy Kaufmann also spoke about the project, stating, "It is with great excitement that we announce the construction of a state-of-the-art training facility for the Ghost Pirates and community recreational facility in the City of Port Wentworth. Thanks to the tremendous support of Ghost Pirate Nation and our partners we are now able to take the development of ice sports in this region to this next level while making a positive impact in this special community that we love so much."

The main rink is expected to seat 500-700 people with additional seating available in the secondary rink. The Ghost Pirates recently completed their inaugural season, breaking an ECHL record with 33 sellouts at Enmarket Arena. Savannah is set to host the Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic in January of 2024.

Published April 18, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

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