P.E.I. pro basketball team to play out of Summerside

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National Basketball League of Canada

It's official.

Summerside's Credit Union Place will be the new home a professional basketball team.

The team owners made the announcement in Summerside today along with officials from the National Basketball League of Canada.

The yet-to-be named team will be playing all home games out of CUP. It will also have its offices and merchandise store there as well.

Organizations: Credit Union Place, National Basketball League of Canada

Geographic location: Summerside

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  • SSIDE BB FAN
    September 07, 2011 - 15:21

    Looking forward to a "pro bb team" here on the Island. Hope it works out. The seats prices are very reasonable.........so reasonable I will be buying a season pass. Should be good entertainment for the money. Would like to suggest a name for the team if it is not too late.

  • Out of towner
    August 14, 2011 - 13:38

    If it doesn't work in Summerside, I could see the team moving to Charlottetown or possible Sydney/Cape Breaton area. Hope it does work out for the people in Summerside, though.

  • think about it
    August 11, 2011 - 16:34

    jimmy---hard to support a restaurant tha tdidn't want to renew the lease.....read the news...............

  • How It Is...
    August 11, 2011 - 15:41

    Well the NBA's still locked out.... Maybe they can recruit LeBron to come play in Summerside.

  • Blah Blah
    August 11, 2011 - 15:10

    It may be good but we'll see how it goes. To Jimmy, Burger King didn't last because the owner had to sign a new 25 year lease and he's not a spring chick anymore, so sorry your still upset over that

  • concerned citizen
    August 11, 2011 - 15:06

    Why does the town keep pouring money into heavily subsidised events? Why can they not focus on creating real jobs for the community. This new venture will prove no different and teh town will be on the hook for a hughe write-off. get the jobs first then bring in teh entertainment when the public has the money to spend...not arse backwards

    • Tommy
      August 12, 2011 - 07:51

      The town didn't pour any money into this. Its simply a rental of the facility much the same as the elton jon concert

  • Jimmy
    August 11, 2011 - 14:01

    This is going to be interesting to see how long it'll last in Summerside ....Summerside can't even support a Burgar King, what makes them think they can support professional basketball team.

    • Michael Jordan
      August 11, 2011 - 15:04

      HAHAHAHA! Incredible, basketball isn't even a big sport on the island! Thats not saying that basketball isn't a good sport, or played here. But a pro team, cool, but so was the Titanic....