MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE LEAVING OF THE GLORY FROM ATLANTA
After two seasons of "battling poor attendance and
losing money," the ABL Glory will not return to Atlanta next
season, according to Celeste Whittaker of the ATLANTA
CONSTITUTION. The team will move to Nashville, Tampa or St.
Louis, with a decision by April 1. ABL CEO Gary Cavalli:
"The bottom line was just so bad. We have lost a tremendous
amount of money down there." The team averaged 2,780 its
first season at Morehouse Arena and 3,898 in its second
year, but "much of its wasn't paid." The league "will not
retain anybody from the team's front office." Whittaker:
"The Glory suffered from a lack of overall marketing.
Despite the big local names, the players didn't make many
local appearances" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/20).