Anaheim Bolts

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Anaheim Bolts
Anaheimbolts.jpg
Founded 2009
Stadium Anaheim Convention Center
Ground Capacity 7,500
Coach Jeff Hackett[1]
League Professional Arena Soccer League
Website Club home page

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]

History[edit]

Anaheim Convention Center Arena

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[edit]

Year League Record GS GA Finish Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2009–10 PASL-Premier 2-5-1 44 71 5th, Southwest DNQ -
2010–11 PASL-Premier 3-4-1 46 52 4th, Southwest DNQ -
2011–12 PASL 8-8 148 158 4th, Western DNQ 973
2012–13 PASL 6-10 146 174 4th, Pacific DNQ 1,035

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tackett Named Bolts Interim Head Coach Ahead of Sockers Clash". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 21, 2012. 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. Retrieved May 30, 2013.