Fargo-Moorhead Fever

The Fargo-Moorhead Fever were a professional basketball team based in the Fargo–Moorhead metropolitan area on the North DakotaMinnesota border. The Fever were members of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for two seasons, from 1992 to 1994. Steve Bontrager served as the team's head coach during their two seasons.[1][2] The team played their home games at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota during the 1993–94 season.[3] The franchise was put up for sale after the 1993–94 season and an ownership group from Mexico City purchased the franchise over two other bids.[4][5] The team was known as the Mexico City Aztecas during the 1994–95 season.

Fargo-Moorhead Fever
Fargo-Moorhead Fever logo
LeagueCBA
Founded1992
Folded1994
ArenaFargodome
LocationFargo–Moorhead
Team colorsteal, white, black
              
Head coachSteve Bontrager

Jon Absey, who portrayed the Utah Jazz mascot Jazz Bear, got his start in basketball promotions as Fargo-Moorhead's mascot. His employment was terminated after management determined a stunt in which Absey rode a toboggan down the stadium's steps was too dangerous, however that stunt is now a staple of Jazz Bear's performance.[6]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Years Wins Losses Winning percentage Ref
1992–93 18 28 .391 [1]
1993–94 25 31 .446 [2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1992-93 Fargo-Moorhead Fever Roster". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "1993-94 Fargo-Moorhead Fever Roster". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Muret, Don (November 1, 1993). "Fargodome turning small market town into 'A' market; sports pulling in crowds". Amusement Business (105.44). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 13.
  4. ^ Weeth, Charles P. (May 23, 1994). "CBA Renegades headed for Harrisburg". Amusement Business (106.21). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 16.
  5. ^ Weeth, Charles P. (July 4, 1994). "CBA's 48th season a winner; league undergoes sales, moves". Amusement Business (106.21). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 14.
  6. ^ Bakken, Ryan (July 9, 2006). "Grand Forks Herald, N.D., Ryan Bakken column: EGF native competes for the Mascot Hall of Fame". Grand Forks Herald. Grand Forks, North Dakota.