PORTLAND (AP) — A legislative leader is offering a possible solution to a dispute between the American Hockey League’s Portland Pirates and the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Senate President Justin Alfond has filed emergency legislation that would allow the team to share revenue from alcohol sales if it returns to the Portland arena.

Alfond, a Portland Democrat, said the bill could be considered when the Legislature reconvenes next month.

The Pirates are currently playing at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston and had planned to return to Portland under a new five-year agreement after renovations were completed. But the team sued after being told it could not share alcohol revenues because it wasn’t on the civic center’s liquor license.

Neal Pratt, chairman of the arena’s trustees, told the Press-Herald (http://bit.ly/1cT2M0P ) that Alfond’s proposal appeared promising.

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