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Rob Base to Perform at Halftime of ArenaBowl XXXI

Friday July 27, 2018

 Championship Game will Feature Baltimore Brigade vs. Washington Valor

Baltimore, MD. –As the Arena Football League prepares for Arenabowl XXXI presented by Bud Light on July 28 at Royal Farms Arena, fans can expect to enjoy an entertaining atmosphere for the championship game featuring the Baltimore Brigade and the Washington Valor. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Fans are encouraged to come early to enjoy kid-friendly activities on the concourse such as face painting, poster making stations, a photo booth and a balloon artist.

Grammy nominated artist Carolyn Malachi will kick the night off by singing the National Anthem. A native of Washington, D.C., Malachi has performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and her fourth album Rise: Story 1 is currently available.

During the game, fans will enjoy unique and interactive entertainment such as a dog race to predict the game winner between Barkvell Nelson and Randy Yippeard, performer Steve Max leading fans into a game of Simon Sez and a performance by the Charm City Kids.

The fun will continue at halftime with a high-octane performance by Rob Base known for his hit song It Takes Two. The single has received multi-platinum single certification on the Billboard Hot 100, Known as a pioneer in the rap industry, Rob Base has had numerous hits and has performed at the 2017 NBA Finals.

All fans attending the game will receive a rally towel courtesy of Bud Light, Giant, Geico and Leidos. Fans 21 and over will have access to the Bud Light Fan Zone, located on the Royal Farms Arena stage. The Bud Light Fan Zone will provide a premium in-arena tailgating opportunity, featuring drinks, games, and a great view of the action. Fans are also encouraged to follow the hashtag #ArenaBowl to keep track of all of the day’s action.

Tickets for ArenaBowl XXXI are available at, and


The Arena Football League will enter its 31st Season in 2018. 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 2018 include: Albany, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week, culminating with the ArenaBowl. The AFL launched AFLNow, the League’s streaming “Over-the-Top” network to give fans even more access to the League on For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@aflarenaball).