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Arena Deadline Looming, Sabates Concerned

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RALEIGH — The man leading the bid for a national HockeyLeague expansion team in Raleigh says a lease agreement for a new arenahas to come soon ... very soon.

Felix Sabates told WRAL-TV5's crew in Daytona Beach that this Friday isthe deadline for an agreement, and said he might pull out of the deal ifRaleigh and Wake County officials don't wrap things up this week.

Officials for the Centennial Authority, the group with responsibilityfor raising funds to build an arena, say a Friday deadline is impossible.City and county officials still have to work out all the financingdetails.

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