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2017 Arena Football League Playoffs Matchups Set

Friday August 4, 2017

 #1-seed Philadelphia vs. #4-seed Baltimore; #2-seed Tampa Bay vs. #3-seed Cleveland

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced the matchups for the 2017 Arena Football Playoffs. The #1 overall seed Philadelphia Soul (12-1) will host the #4-seed Baltimore Brigade (4-10). The #2-seed Tampa Bay Storm (10-3) will take on the #3-seed Cleveland Gladiators (5-9).

The Brigade 41-35 loss to the Washington Valor (3-11), secured the #3-seed for the Gladiators who are bye this week.


Saturday, August 12 at 4:00 p.m. – Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
#4 Baltimore Brigade (4-10) at #1 Philadelphia Soul (12-1)
CBS Sports Network

Monday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. – Amalie Arena (Tampa, Fla.)
#3 Cleveland Gladiators (5-9) at #2 Tampa Bay Storm (10-3)
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Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. - TBD
Lowest remaining seed at Highest remaining seed

The Arena Football League is now in its 30th Anniversary Season in 2017. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2017 include: Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week during the regular season. The Road to 2017 AFL Playoffs begin Saturday, August 12, with ArenaBowl XXX taking place on Saturday, August 26. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League, follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@aflarenaball).