The Edmonton Stingers basketball team is 74 days old. The team will be playing in the inaugural season of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) playing out of the Edmonton Expo Centre. Coming up on their 11 week birthday, the team has already launched their season ticket deposit campaign as they begin to make their footprint in the Capital City. I recently had the chance to interview Kail Schofield about everything Stingers. The questions are listed below, click the sound bites to hear the answers.
1) Edmonton Stingers Director of Business Operations Kail Schofield; what does that even mean? Please explain your role?
2) Two weekends ago the League held open tryouts at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. You were at Full Force Fitness Club watching a local Skills Competition checking out the local amateur talent. Please share as much as you can about what you saw.
3) Season ticket deposits are well underway, what now? What’s the next step in integrating the Stingers into Edmonton’s sport scene?
4) Talk about the Stingers efforts and philosophy on how they wish to be a place for the local basketball community to unite.
5) Previous attempts at pro basketball in Edmonton have failed. What’s going to be different in this attempt?