Premier Basketball League Welcomes Battle Creek KnightsJuly 31, 2008 - Premier Basketball League (PBL) Press Release
The Knights have played for the past four seasons in the International Basketball League, and subsequent to the conclusion of their season, were looking at alternatives to best benefit their organization.
"We had many discussions with the Knights' ownership group," stated Premier Basketball League President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas E. Doyle, "and are impressed with their vision to continue to grow their basketball organization. Battle Creek is a terrific market, and the Kellogg Arena, which seats 4,700 for basketball, is a perfect venue for PBL games."
"We did a lot of due diligence in seeking out the best place for the Knights to play, and without question, the PBL offers the greatest opportunities for our organization from a business standpoint and from an entertainment standpoint," said Scott Niecko, Co-Owner of the Battle Creek Knights.
"With the addition of Battle Creek, the team falls into our footprint geographically, and creates natural rivalries with Detroit, Chicago, and Quad City," said Premier Basketball League Chairman of the Board Dr. Sev Hrywnak.
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