Despite showing franchise highs in season ticket and sponsorship sales throughout the off-season, the Pittsburgh Power will cease operations. “We would like to thank the city of Pittsburgh and the Power fan base for their support. Pittsburgh is a great sports town, and a phenomenal city to play for. We enjoyed each of the four seasons we played at the CONSOL Energy Center,” said Matt Shaner, Power CEO and Chairman. “We would also like to thank our corporate partners for the unwavering support they have given us throughout the years”.
The Power was founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Matt Shaner and NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann. Trib Total Media purchased a stake in the ownership group in the 2014 season. The Power’s first game was in March 2011. That game broke the Arena Football League’s record for highest attendance for a franchise’s inaugural game. The Power played 4 seasons in the AFL, all of which culminated during the 2014 season in which the Power went 15-3 and clinched their first playoff berth.
All ticket sales from the 2015 season will be refunded in full.