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AFL Press Release

AFL Issues Statement on Blaze, Rush

Friday September 6, 2013

Arena Football League owners have asked each other to commit to the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In the past, all commitments were for single seasons. This offseason, the owners across the AFL requested two-year commitments. Fourteen teams submitted the proper documentation for the 2014 and 2015 seasons; however, the Chicago Rush and Utah Blaze did not submit commitment forms. We fully expect both Chicago and Utah to return to become members of the AFL family again in the near future.

All AFL players are under contract to the League and assigned by the League office to member teams. The AFL will continue its business practice of assigning players to member teams.

In addition to our returning teams and the LA KISS, another market has submitted its completed documentation for 2014 and 2015. The League anticipates an announcement in the near future regarding this team.