Anaheim Bolts

The Anaheim Bolts were an American professional indoor soccer team founded in 2009. Since March 2011, the team had been a member of the Professional Arena Soccer League.[2] Citing poor attendance and increasing costs, the team suspended operations in June 2013 and will not participate in the 2013–14 PASL season while new owners are sought for the franchise.[3]

Anaheim Bolts
Founded2009
Dissolved2013
GroundAnaheim Convention Center
Capacity7,500
CoachJeff Hackett[1]
LeagueProfessional Arena Soccer League

History

Bernie Lilavois, an indoor soccer veteran and former coach of the California Cougars, founded the Los Angeles Bolts as a member of the Premier Arena Soccer League for the 2009-2010 season. On March 7, 2011, the team moved to the Professional Arena Soccer League as the Anaheim Bolts.[4][5][6]

On May 28, 2013, Bernie Lilavois returned the franchise to the PASL in order to become President and Head Coach of the new Ontario Fury. The PASL announced that they are looking for new ownership for the Bolts and that they would not play in the 2013–14 season.[7]

Year-by-year

YearLeagueRecordGSGAFinishPlayoffsAvg. Attendance
2009–10PASL-Premier2-5-144715th, SouthwestDNQ-
2010–11PASL-Premier3-4-146524th, SouthwestDNQ-
2011–12PASL8-81481584th, WesternDNQ973
2012–13PASL6-101461744th, PacificDNQ1,035

References

  1. "Tackett Named Bolts Interim Head Coach Ahead of Sockers Clash". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 21, 2012. Archived from the original on May 15, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  2. French, Scott (November 12, 2011). "Anaheim Bolts take soccer indoors". Los Angeles, CA: ESPNLosAngeles.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  3. Marroquin, Art (June 14, 2013). "Pro indoor soccer team bolts from Anaheim". The Orange County Register. Santa Ana, CA: Freedom Communications. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  4. "Indoor soccer returning as Anaheim Bolts". Orange County Register. March 7, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  5. "Are your soccer skills worthy of $2,500 a game?". Orange County Register. March 8, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  6. "Anaheim Bolts Join Professional Arena Soccer League". Our Sports Central. March 8, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  7. "Anaheim Bolts Suspend Operations for 2013-14". Professional Arena Soccer League. May 28, 2013. Archived from the original on June 14, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
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