JUDGEMENT day arrives for Chester Jets on Sunday.
At an open meeting at Chester's Northgate Arena, fans will be told if the former British Basketball League champions have managed to get the funds in place to field a team in next season's championship, which is due to start in Se ptember.
Jets officials are refusing to say whether Sunday's meeting will bring good news, or whether it will mark the end of top-flight basketball in Chester. Supporters attending the meeting will be the first to hear what the future holds.
Jets team manager Andy Green said: 'So much is still in flux we could end up making the final decision on Sunday afternoon just before the meeting.
'That is how close we are prepared to cut it because we want to give ourselves every opportunity to keep this club going.'
Jets officials and supporters have been fighting to keep the club alive since the retirement of club stalwart Mike Burton - the man they called 'Mr Chester Jets' - at the end of last season.
The club's new committee has needed to raise at least £75,000, mainly through sponsorship, to secure the Northgate Arena for home games and convince the BBL that the Jets were viable not just for next season, but for future seasons.
Without Burton's considerable experienceand expertise, that has been a massive challenge.
The BBL has been sympathetic to Chester's cause, allowing them extra time to raise the required funds, but there will be no further extensions after Sunday and a definitive 'yes or no' answer is required.
* Sunday's meeting is open to all and begins at 5pm.