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Arena Football League to Kick Off 2018 Season with New Playoff Rules, More Ticket Options for Fans

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Today, the Arena Football League announced its 2018 schedule along with some exciting new playoff rules changes that guarantee the excitement of a home playoff game in every city and a new League-Wide Pass ticket that will give fans a chance to experience the fun of arena football on the road.

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Ryan McCarthy

An Empire is Unleashed in Albany(1/24) As if it were Christmas Day, the anticipation and excitement was palpable as the Albany AFL announced the team brand on Tuesday night at the Palace Theater. Season ticket holders and VIPs were invited to witness the unveiling of a new era in Albany’s Arena Football history. The big reveal was made in a video clip shortly after the presentation began.

Jon Stark

Valor Hopefuls Look to Land Roster Spot(12/19) Two Saturdays ago was one of the first snowfalls of the season in the DMV but that didn’t stop over 100 athletes from showing up for the Washington Valor open tryouts at Athletic Performance, Inc. in Gambrills, MD. The weather wouldn't stop me from attending either.

Ryan McCarthy

Albany AFL Opens its Doors(12/7) Seventeen years after it left, Ron Jaworski declared on Tuesday evening, “Professional football is back in Albany!” This declaration was made in front of a few hundred in attendance at the Albany AFL Open House at the Times Union Center. Season pass holders were invited to the event to mingle with team ownership, the coaching staff, and Arena Football legend “Touchdown” Eddie Brown.

Joe Kauffman

ArenaBowl XXX Game Log(8/26) The Philadelphia Soul are champions of Arena Football League for the second consecutive season. The game was close for three quarters, but the Soul turned up the defense with a safety and an interception in the fourth quarter to pull away to a 44-40 victory in ArenaBowl XXX.

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Storm lose ArenaBowl XXX As Soul Complete Comeback (8/26) After pulling off the second greatest statistical turnaround of any regular season in AFL history, the Tampa Bay Storm found themselves winning a home playoff game for first the first time since 2010 and clinching a trip to their first ArenaBowl since that same season.

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Storm Roll By Gladiators To Clinch Spot In ArenaBowl XXX(8/15) For a remarkable 10th time in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Storm will be playing for an Arena Football League Championship. With a 73-59 win over the Cleveland Gladiators on Monday night at Amalie Arena in a playoff semi-final matchup, the Storm will move on to face the Philadelphia Soul in ArenaBowl XXX on August 26th.

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2006 - Philadelphia, PA : OLN debuts as an Arena Football broadcaster with a game between the Philadelphia Soul and New York Dragons.

1988 - Detroit, MI : Little Ceasar's Pizza magnate Mike Ilitch is awarded a 1988 AFL expansion for franchise for Detroit. The team will be known as the Detroit Drive.

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