ARLINGTON, WA— The Arlington Aviators have no home venue after Soccer First closed earlier this year. Today the club’s General Manager Merrick Parnell issued a statement revealing that the club is suspending operations.
“The Arlington Aviators are suspending operations for the upcoming Western Indoor Soccer League season, while we re-evaluate our arena situation and seek possible relocation,” Parnell says in the release.
“The Aviator Organization would like to thank our loyal fans and the great city of Arlington for their support, along with the support of the Downtown Arlington Business Association.
“Arlington and the Stilly Valley has proven to be a great market for Indoor Soccer and we have enjoyed a great history.”
“The Aviators would like to thank those who worked so hard both on and off the field. Especially our owners Tom Harris and Raymond O’dell, and Andrew Escalante, a great player who also help get the franchise started in its inception.”
“We hope to resume play in the following year, and continue to provide a high level product and a high level experience for our fans.”
The Aviators were born back in 2012 when a name the team contest was held. The club played in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) for two years before helping found the WISL in 2014.