Major League Ultimate finally sent out communication this afternoon publicly confirming the semi-pro ultimate league will stop operating at the end of 2016.
Text from today's email with the subject "Thank You For Four Great Years!":
A FINAL THANK YOU FROM THE MLU
By now, many of you have heard that the MLU will be ceasing operations at the end of this year and will not be able to bring you a 5th season in 2017. This is very sad news for all of us, and we wish we didn't have to deliver it. Still, we are all very proud of what we have built, and you, the fans, should be proud as well. Without your support, none of this would have been possible.
It is hard to say goodbye after so much time, but know that none of us here will ever forget you. We can safely speak for all the players, volunteers, partners and staff when we say that the best part of putting this whole thing together was seeing fans in the stands, online and everywhere else we turned up. In the end, the reward for all the hard work was knowing that it was appreciated.
So, one last time, from all of us at Major League Ultimate and every one of our teams, THANK YOU!