The Professional Box Lacrosse Association has announced that all remaining games across the league will be postponed as of January 31, 2023. This means the SalemMeyhem's season is over. Individual and season ticket holders will be refunded at the location where their tickets were purchased. Season ticket holders will be contacted and will receive a full refund for the duration of the season.
“We made a difficult decision to postpone the remainder of the inaugural season,” said owner and CEO Carmen Kesner. “Our vision is to implement a fast, physical, safe, and exciting experience for our fans and players. We believe we have been able to create this experience, but we feel there are elements we need to improve upon. For that reason, we are halting the season to re-organize the league and team operations.”
The league plans to come back next year and part of the reorganization comes with the appointment of Brad Bryant, the new Chief Executive Officer of the PBLA.
“I’m excited about what is in store for this league,"said Bryant. "My goal is to take Mr. Kesner’s concept to the next level and create a sustainable product for years to come that both the players and the fans can be proud of.”
The PBLA recognizes the support of the loyal lacrosse fans and while regretful for this decision, believes that the coming season will prove it to be the right decision.
The Salem Mayhem was 0-and-4 with 10 games remaining on its schedule.