A small central Illinois community might seem an unlikely place for a new professional sports team. But earlier this year, Pontiac, in Livingston County, welcomed a minor league basketball team to town. It’s a community that’s had a strong connection to basketball for decades.
Illinois Public Radio's Jeff Bossert reports.
For their inaugural season, as many as 800 people have turned out for the Pontiac 66ers’ home games. The crowd was a little lighter for the Sunday March 6th contest vs. the Champaign Swarm – with about 300 fans.