With the regular season coming to an abrupt, premature halt for the indy pro Abilene Prairie Dogs (North American League) after a road game on Aug. 26, questions remain whether the financially-troubled franchise will return next season. As reported by the Abilene paper, “league leadership pulled the plug on the team’s inaugural campaign eight games short of its scheduled finale” in Harlingen against the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings. Read more here.
The team’s reported final attendance was 599 fans per game, for a total attendance of 17,979 over 30 home dates.
As you recall, the Prairie Dogs began play this season at Walt Driggers Field on the campus of McMurry University. No beer sales were allowed. There was talk back in February about the team building a new privately-funded stadium, but that idea appears to have gone nowhere.