It's a small victory for Jim Basille.
According to a report in the Hamilton Spectator, the Research in Motion CEO who is attempting to buy the Phoenix Coyotes has won the exclusive rights to Hamilton's Copps Coliseum until November after a unanimous vote by Hamilton city council.
The Spectator is reporting that the BlackBerry billionaire has also promised to enter into a 20-year lease with the city, with options to extend the lease up to three times for four years each time to reach a potential total of 32 years.
Hamilton city council has unanimously agreed to give
Balsillie has also promised an additional $5 million of his own money for upgrades to Copps in 2010 if he is able to secure a team.