June 17, 2019
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Maine’s arena football team could be a one-season wonder

Seth Koenig | BDN
Seth Koenig | BDN
The helmet for Portland's professional arena football team, the Maine Mammoths.

The Maine Mammoths are putting their upcoming 2019 season on hiatus as the football franchise searches for a new owner.

Portland’s Cross Insurance Arena is working to fill up the space the Maine Mammoths are leaving behind as they take a hiatus during their search for an owner.

The arena’s general manager, Melanie Henkes, said that the announcement came as a complete surprise.

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Right now, the Mammoth’s corporate headquarters is in Jacksonville, Florida, so they are looking for someone who may better fit the “Maine market.”

Henkes said she hopes vendors come forward to book additional dates to avoid a financial loss in 2019.

“For us we just look at it as opportunity,” Henkes said. “We are going to continue booking the building the building the way we normally would. Now, there’s a few additional days that we can offer to other vendors, local promoters to really bring great events for Portland.”

The Mammoths are in talks with several different ownership groups.

Over the upcoming weeks, refunds will be given to all the season ticket holders.


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