Reading Railers To Sit Out 2009 Season

October 2, 2008 - Premier Basketball League (PBL) - Reading Railers News Release

(Chicago, IL)... The Premier Basketball League announced today that the Reading Railers will not participate in the upcoming PBL season. The Railers will continue marketing efforts while working with the Sovereign Center for their planned return for the 2010 PBL season.

"While we are disappointed for the basketball fans in Reading, the league is first and foremost concerned about making sure our teams are both financially sound and have venue dates that optimally give the organization the best chance for success." stated Premier Basketball League President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Doyle. "We have to know our teams are 100% ready to go in the off-season. This ensures that the product provided across all our markets is consistent with the mandatory standards which we require at the league level."

Reading Railers co-owner Jim Stec commented, "We came to the conclusion with the league that the Railer organization was not where we needed to be in order to move forward with the 2009 season. It is our intent to continue to market the team to our fans in Reading, work with the Sovereign center to secure optimal dates and look forward to a successful return in 2010."

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