The lesser known professional ultimate frisbee league has announced that they were suspending operations indefinitely when its investors pulled their funding. Major League Ultimate (MLU) was formed in 2012 when the Philadelphia Spinners left the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) after disagreements on how the league was run. The Spinners created their own league and began play in 2013. In the first season, the Boston Whitecaps captured the first MLU title over the San Francisco Dogfish. The Whitecaps also won the title in 2015. The Spinners took the title last season over the Portland Stags.
The league owned the league’s franchises which were located in Boston, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver.
The AUDL has had some franchise changes of their own but plans to play in 2017. There is no word on whether the former MLU teams will merge or become a part of the AUDL. The AUDL had 26 teams competing in the 2016 season. The league has been around since 2012.
The local Nashville Nightwatch recently had hundreds of players at the 2017 tryout this month.