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ArenaBowl XXX Matchup Set; Philadelphia Soul to Host Tampa Bay Storm

Monday August 14, 2017

 ArenaBowl XXX on Saturday, August 26 with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Center

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced the ArenaBowl XXX matchup between the #1-seed Philadelphia Soul and the #2-seed Tampa Bay Storm. The league's 30th championship game will be played on Saturday, August 26th at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. ET. The game can be seen live on abc6 locally in Philadelphia. ArenaBowl XXX will also be streamed to a worldwide audience on AFLNow (AFL App and and Twitter.

Last Saturday, the defending champion Soul defeated the Baltimore Brigade 69-54 to advance to their second straight ArenaBowl and fourth championship appearance in six seasons.

By virtue of Tampa Bay’s win tonight over the Cleveland Gladiators, 73-59, they have reached the ArenaBowl 10 times in the organization's history, which ties an AFL record (10 – Arizona Rattlers).


Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET – Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
#2 Tampa Bay Storm (10-4; 1-0) at #1 Philadelphia Soul (13-1; 1-0)
AFLNow, Twitter and abc6 (Philadelphia Only)



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. ArenaBowl XXX takes place on Saturday, August 26 and can be seen on AFLNow and Twitter. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League, follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@aflarenaball).