Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Are The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers Done?

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers will not play in the 2010 season. The Arena Football League 2 (afl2) franchise will cease operations because the team could not find a buyer in time for the upcoming season. The Pioneers were one of the most successful franchises in the afl2, losing in the leagues championship game the last two seasons. I have been to a few Pioneer games and, although I hate to say it, was not impressed. The one game I went to the final score was something like 59-55 and it was boring as all hell. Although the attendance was strong for these games, without an owner I guess there was no other choice. That leaves the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre with only one tenant, The Wilkes-barre/Scranton Penguins. I hope somewhere down the road the team will find a buyer and indoor football will return to NEPA. There can never be enough professional sports teams in your hometown, even if you're not a fan.

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