The NAL's Dayton Wolfpack have folded. The Wolfpack had originally announced their home venue as the Nutter Center but apparently failed to reach a lease agreement. In early February 2017, several signed players reported over social media that they had all been released from their contracts due to lack of a home venue. By February 20, the NAL had removed their home games from the schedule, leaving the Wolfpack as a traveling team. The league has put Marcus Ray in charge of a travel only team that will also be named the Wolfpack and will be based in Georgia, near the metro part of Atlanta.
According to Mr. Ray, this travel only team will be different than all the other travel only teams that have existed through a lot of leagues.
Mr. Ray, made a bold statement about the Wolfpack's current status:
"I’m going to put this out there and try to keep it as professional as possible. I know there are people out there bashing me and my program, saying a travel team is a waste of time and money. That’s all and well, I could call you out by name but I won’t, but I will say this. Sure I know there are programs out there and owners that try to scam you just to put money in their pockets, but I’m not that guy. As a player I’ve been on the wrong end of that deal on more than one occasion and my purpose for putting the thing together, is for these athletes to be seen and hopefully become a household name and build something for the fans to enjoy. Now if you don’t like what it is that I’m trying to build here, then address me, but don’t try and tarnish what I’ve worked long and hard for, before you even see what I have, especially if you don’t even know me. I am a man of my word and word is bond, I will always be straight forward with players and fans alike, because I believe that is the only way you can build a strong lasting product. All I ask is that people respect what others are trying to accomplish."
In a private interview, one of our Insider admins talked with Marcus Ray for more details: Mr. Ray responded with the teams plan for the future:
"Our plan is to put a competitive quality team on the field that will compete for 60min. while the coaches and team handle business on the field, myself and my business partner Patrick Bing will be focused on locking down a home field and sponsors for play next year."