Here is the start of my story on the Atlanta Spirit ownership with a link to the rest of the article. I wanted you to have a place to comment.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Is this really it?
When the Thrashers play on Sunday it could be more than the last game of the season; it could be the final one for the franchise.
Ownership is seeking potential buyers or investors to help the financially struggling team. The Atlanta Spirit has stated publicly it would prefer to keep the Thrashers here and is first looking for a buyer who will stay. However, relocation is a serious possibility. Co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in February that there is a “sense of urgency” to change the financial setup for a franchise that loses millions of dollars per year and suffers with attendance, and has made the playoffs just once in its 11-year history.
“When they announced [a possible move] there were some shock waves through the dressing room, but, to be quite honest, there hasn’t been much talk about it since,” forward Chris Thorburn said. “As far as Atlanta, personally for me and my family, we love it. We made a home here and planted some roots. It would be terrible if the team moved. … To have the threat of moving is disheartening.”