On the heels of the departure of the North Bay Centennials to Michigan, one of their northern rivals is committing $7 million towards a new arena to ensure its long-term survivability in the north. With the financial help of the Soo Greyhounds, the City of Sault Ste. Marie will make a second attempt to secure SuperBuild funding to replace the aging Memorial Gardens. The city's first application to the SuperBuild Sports Culture Tourism Partnership program was turned down earlier this year. The city's arena committee has scaled down the project to $21.4 million by eliminating a trade show venue and reducing SuperBuild funding in their revised applications to less than 40 per cent of the project.