In an announcement that we all knew was probably coming, the Evansville Icemen are officially moving to Owensboro and will become the Owensboro Icemen.

The announcement was made this afternoon during a press conference with Owensboro Mayor, Ron Payne.

The Icemen will be buying the sports complex in Owensboro and will pay for renovations to turn it into a hockey arena.

The move still needs approval by the ECHL, however, IceMen owner, Ron Geary said during this afternoon's press conference a representative from the league visited the venue and deemed it "adequate" for hosting the team.

Below are a series of tweets from our media partner, 44 News reporter Chelsea Koerbler confirming the move.