FBA WITHDRAWS FROM PLANS FOR 2020 SEASON

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(Orlando, FL) – Due to the elevation of Covid-19 cases within the state of Florida, the FBA Board of Governors have voted to withdraw plans to host a 2020 regular season.

The FBA adjusted to play the 2020 regular season in one location this year without fans, making the appropriate investments to offer commercial advertisements as a new, alternative revenue stream during games streamed to the public.

“Securing the venue dates for a full season has become too much of a challenge given the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in Florida,” said FBA Commissioner Greg Kite. “At this time, it’s more prudent to redirect our attention to 2021 while finding ways to do some sort of league smaller, more flexible league events this year.”

Although the regular season has been cancelled, FBA teams have been working hard to establish reasonable, executable plans to provide basketball opportunities that ensure players still get necessary, high quality game film. From exhibition games, youth camps and clinics and other alternative events, FBA fans can still expect a mix of diversified basketball activities in the state of Florida.

The FBA is a Florida-based professional basketball league providing a development, branding and exposure platform for athletes, referees and other individuals seeking to further their professional basketball career.

FBA TARGETS TAMPA FOR 2019 EXPANSION

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(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) has added Tampa, Florida to the list of expansion for the upcoming 2019 season.

The team, known as the Tampa Gunners, will be owned by an investment group led by former Florida Flight player Daniel Rodriguez. The team will be a travel only team, but will remain eligible for playoff competition.

“Our branding team plan gives new team owners a proper framework to build momentum for their team and adapt their business plans as needed to their market,” said FBA Commissioner Greg Kite. “The business part of professional basketball takes time to understand. It’s imperative for all of our teams to start off on the right foot, having an understanding of how to generate revenue through sports entertainment.”

The Gunners will play a full 10 game schedule this season, consisting mostly of road games against current FBA teams. The coaching staff and team has already been assembled.

“I’m so thankful for an opportunity to stay around the game,” Rodriguez said. “The FBA is really changing the culture of basketball, creating opportunities for players even beyond playing the game. I’m excited to build something solid for the city of Tampa.”

FBA fans can get their first look at the Gunners on February 23rd. The Space Coast Stars will host the Gunners in an exhibition game at Calvary Chapel in Melbourne, Florida. Game time is 1:15pm. Tickets are $5.00, and kids are free.

The FBA is a Florida-based professional basketball league providing a development, branding and exposure platform for athletes, referees and other individuals seeking to further their professional basketball career.