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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

af2 takes a hit

However you slice it, Macon's departure from the af2 puts a black eye on the league. One of the league's oldest standing franchises at six years, Macon should have been able to survive with its local ownership.

According to the release from the af2 office, the Knights averaged 2,661 fans per game last season, nearly equal to what the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings reported averaging. Macon is just three years removed from an ArenaCup berth and made the playoffs in four of their six seasons. But they couldn't make it?

What makes the Macon situation particularly disturbing is that the owners apparently were unable to sell the franchise. They just folded their tents. That doesn't do much for the value of the remaining af2 franchises.


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