Over the past few days, rumors have been swirling about the certainty of the Dayton Wolfpack fielding a team for the 2017 National Arena League (NAL) season.
Now, it’s seems like the team is expected to fold.
NAL’s Dayton Wolfpack expected to fold
Players were called by a coach on Monday night to discuss the future of the team.
“Coach made it sound like we were done,” an anonymous player said.
Per the same player, others on the team have started looking for other teams to play for.
“All I can say is that we are working on the details right now,” NAL Commissioner John Gregory said.
Gregory used to coach the Iowa Barnstormers both in the 1990’s when they were in the Arena Football League and again in the late 2000’s when they rebirthed themselves into Arena Football 2.
The Wolfpack are one of eight teams that were announced to participate in the National Arena League this season. The NAL at this time is scheduled to play a 12-game schedule.
The leagues is headlined by the Jacksonville Sharks, whom are one of the five teams that left the Arena Football League in 2016. They are also the favorites to win the NAL.
The NAL is scheduled to play its first ever game on Friday, March 17. It will pit the Jacksonville Sharks against the Columbus Lions at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, GA.
If the Wolfpack do indeed depart from the league, then the NAL will shrink to seven teams. That includes not only Jacksonville and Columbus, but also the Monterrey Steel, Corpus Christi Rage, Georgia Firebirds, High County Grizzlies, and Lehigh Valley Steelhawks.
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