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Arenafan Online to Change Ownership. Sheller Stepping Down

Wednesday December 10, 2003

After six years as Arenafan Online`s owner and editor-in-chief, Kevin Sheller, 31, will be selling the site internally to long-time contributor, statistics director, and assistant technical director, Joe Kauffman.

The transaction of the sale will occur on January 1st, 2004.

The volunteer owner has decided to dedicate his life to other endeavors, not the least of which his career as Executive Producer of High Voltage Software, a video game company located in Hoffman Estates, IL.

"Arenafan has been a labor of love for me since Dave Carlson and I started it in 1998. Slowly, the daily operation of Arenafan has become more labor than love," said Sheller. "It takes its toll. I still love Arena Football. I still love the Chicago Rush. But I need to go back to enjoying the league as a fan - not as a member of the media."

Sheller`s official involvement in the daily operation of Arenafan Online will cease. He could still contribute an occasional article or act as a special consultant.

Kauffman`s ownership will mark the first time the site will be overseen by anyone other than Sheller since he purchased the domain name in 1998.

"While Kevin will be missed, we don`t expect our users to notice a drop-off in quality or timeliness in their daily dose of Arena Football news," said Kauffman. "As a matter of fact, during the offseason we hope to make some improvements and upgrades to the site`s already outstanding layout and feature set."

See Sheller`s goodbye message here.

For more information, please contact Joe Kauffman at

About Arenafan

Arenafan Online has been covering the Arena Football League since the 1998 season and af2 since it began in 2001. Arenafan is the number one stop on the Internet for independent coverage of Arena Football. Arenafan provides its readers with news headlines, original stories, league history, box scores and statitstics, player data and an interactive area that includes message boards, a chat room and fantasy and pickem games.