(ABILENE, TX) – Abilene’s only indoor football team will no longer be playing at the Taylor County Expo Center on Saturday as scheduled.
Rochelle Johnson, Executive VP & General Manager for the Expo Center, says The Abilene Warriors breached their contract with the expo center by “failure to perform.” Johnson would not elaborate any further on what this “failure to perform” entails, but she did say the game was canceled.
Johnson gave The Abileen Warriors a list of criteria to meet before they’re allowed to play at the Expo Center and claims the team could host games there in the future if they abide by that list.
The Warriors owner Earnest Hargraves says he’s been trying to negotiate with the Expo Center, but since those negotiations have been unsuccessful, he’s now looking for a new place to play Saturday’s game.
A new location has not been determined as of 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, but Hargraves did claim he’s signed a contract with the Scurry County Coliseum for future games.
The Scurry County Coliseum says no contract has been signed with The Warriors, but they are in contact with the team.
If the contract goes through, Hargraves claims he will cut the price of tickets in half for fans who plan to travel to Snyder for games. He is also working on a way to compensate fans who have already purchased tickets.
Hargraves says he’s only sold 50 to 100 tickets.