|Photo: Rod Ince, Fast Photo|
The Bentley Generals will moving base camp a few miles east next year.
Lacombe City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a $3.4-million plan to build new dressing rooms for the Barnett Arena, including a new team area for the Generals.
Team officials weren't sure what to expect ahead of Monday's vote. They were relieved once council approved the plan following a short discussion.
In response to questions from a couple of city councillors, Generals officials at Monday's meeting said they will make their new area available for use by other groups during their off-season. Negotiations will take place over the coming months.
The two sides will also look at how they can work together on fundraising endeavors for the arena expansion. Council is optimistic the project can be done for less than the budget $3.4-million.
Work on the new dressing rooms is expected to this spring and be completed in time for the Generals to play in Lacombe full-time next season.