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Sources: Portland To Play in AFL in 2014 (UPDATED 8/16, 4:45 AM)

Adam Markowitz
Thursday August 15, 2013

Multiple independent sources have confirmed to ArenaFan that Portland will be joining the Arena Football League in 2014. The last time the AFL was in Portland was in 1997 through 1999. The team, known as the Portland Forest Dragons, only went 13-29 in their team history, and it never made the playoffs.'s Craig Edwards is reporting that the Portland Trail Blazers are in talks to purchase an AFL franchise and move the franchise to Portland.

Currently, the AFL has two franchises that are essentially dead in the water. As reported by, the Chicago Rush will not be playing in 2014 and could be the franchise on the move, but the franchise that is likely to get the call to move to Portland is the Milwaukee Mustangs, who went dormant following the 2012 season.

Keep it locked on for further developments in this story through ArenaBowl weekend.

Adam Markowitz is an accountant and a freelance sports writer living in Orlando. As a Florida State graduate with degrees in music and history, the garnet and gold will forever be a part of him, but he bleeds the black and red of the Orlando Predators like none other. Adam has been following the AFL since 1991 and has been at well over 200 games, including 16 ArenaBowls. You can follow Adam on Twitter @AFLGuru.
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