I noted in the article that 18 months of market research has been done to see if this format would be viable. I would be interested in seeing what readers on IHC have to come up with as what's needed to make "Pro Inline Hockey" a viable entity. I have seen a lot of "what won't work" opinions, but try to consider all the factors needed before you express an opinion.
Some major factors I see:
1) an interested audience:
1a) from within the sport
1b) from outside the sport
2) a place for them to watch the sport in surroundings similar to other pro sports
3) television appeal
4) true "pro level" talent and the challenge of developing same.
5) game recognition by an existing audience
6) player recognition - from the existing fan base
7) Deep pockets to give the development a chance
8) How difficult will it be to get the whole inline sport/ industry playing a game similar to the "pro version"
9) Full contact or not?
Just some of the issues and I'm sure people will come up with others.