April 4, 2019
When Tim Freeman started the Peach State Cats a year ago, the team didn’t have a home. The home games were originally scheduled in Dalton, Georgia, but Freeman pulled the arena football team out before the season started because the ticket sales weren’t good enough.
Thus began a season on the road. Without a permanent home, the Cats went 0-6 in the American Arena League, which was founded in 2017.
Before the team’s second season, Freeman reached out to The Classic Center in downtown Athens about a potential partnership. The Cats secured a three-year deal with The Classic Center, allowing Freeman, the owner of the team, to continue his mission.
Photo by Henry Queen