(ABILENE, TX) – Abilene’s only indoor football team is still looking for a place to play Saturday’s game, and they are no longer scheduled to play future games with the American Indoor Football League.
AIF’s website still shows the Abilene Warriors as a listed team, and it still says the Abilene Warriors are playing the Dallas Silverbacks on Saturday, but the Warriors are not on the schedule for any future games.
Abilene Warriors owner Earnest Hargraves claims the team is still part of the AIF and says he asked the league to remove the warriors from the schedule for now until they can find a place to play these future games.
The Abilene Warriors had a contract to play the season at the Taylor County Expo Center, but 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 team will not be allowed to host any games at the Expo center unless they comply with a list of criteria Johnson provided.
The team was looking to play at the Scurry County Coliseum after learning they were no longer welcome at the Expo Center, but the Coliseum and the team were unable to negotiate a contract, leaving the Warriors without a stadium to call home.
Hargraves says he is working to find a local arena to play future games, and a location for Saturday’s game is nearly finalized. He claims it will be somewhere in Abilene, but he will not release the location until the arrangements are set. Hargraves plans to invite the enitre City to this game free of charge.
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