Bond documents to raise money for construction say the arena in Allentown is now scheduled to be substantially completed "no later than August 1, 2014."
Officials had previously said the arena would open for the 2013-14 season as the new home of the Phantoms, the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate.
State Rep. Jennifer Mann is a member of the development authority overseeing the arena project. She tells The Morning Call of Allentown ( http://bit.ly/Qra0Oj) that although nobody has been willing to say so formally, "all signs point to 2014."
Construction was slowed by court wrangling over a scrapped plan to use suburban tax collections to pay for development.
Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com