Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA – The Atlanta Hustle announced today that former Charlotte Express owners Steve Hall and Albert Banks have agreed to join an ownership group of the Atlanta Hustle.
The Atlanta franchise was previously owned and operated by the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). The change is due in part to the strategic position the AUDL has taken to sell its stake in all remaining active franchises.
“Albert Banks and I are excited to join the Hustle team and build on the playoff success from the 2016 season. We are fortunate to have a star line-up of staff, coaches and players including 2016 AUDL MVP, Dylan Tunnell,” said co-owner Steve Hall.
Hall and Banks join John Boezi in forming the new Atlanta ownership group. John helped found the franchise, served as General Manager of the Hustle during its first two seasons and oversaw all team operations.
“I’m thrilled to have Steve and Albert join us. We gain two smart, successful professionals with ties to Atlanta that will be invested in our team and our city. They both add skills and experience that complement my own. The three of us are excited to build on the playoff success of the Hustle’s 2016 season,” said John Boezi.