Photos: Dispatches From The First Game Of DC's New Arena Football Team
Washington Valor Opening Night Produces Exciting Win over Baltimore Brigade
As franchise debuts for both teams, the Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade met in Washington, D.C., on Friday night, April 9, at the Verizon Center in front of a raucous Opening Night crowd of a reported 15,579 fans.
FIRST. GAME. EVER.
Jon Stark, ArenaFan.com
It's officially official. Week 1 is in the books.
While I only got a chance to catch some of the Cleveland/Tampa Bay game, I was at the Washington Valor home opener. Verizon Center was buzzing, with the energy in the air, it felt like this was a playoff game and Arena Football had been a staple in D.C. for the last fifteen years.
Valor Captures Season-Opening Win Over Brigade, 51-38
Washington Valor Press Release
In franchise debuts for both organizations, the Washington Valor withstood a Baltimore comeback led by Brigade rookie quarterback Shane Carden to capture a 51-38 win over their beltway rival.
The Valor's Arena Football League debut produced an auspicious and electrifying show
After a 27-year hiatus, the Arena Football League returned to Washington, D.C. in high-octane fashion Friday night.
Baltimore Brigade Coach Omar Smith Is Ready For The First Game
CBS Baltimore / WJZ
Brigade comes back in inaugural game, fall 51-38 to Valor
Before the Baltimore Brigade ever played a game in the Arena Football League, they were already playing catch-up. Quite a distance separated the team from its neighbor to the south.
Arena League football comes to Washington, and the Valor hope to find footing
Last fall, Erik Meyer wondered if he would ever play professional football again. He had once been an Arena Football League journeyman, but as the league sputtered last year, so did Meyer’s career prospects. The 34-year-old quarterback returned to California and coached football at a high school, keeping himself in shape just in case he ever got another call to play.
LaQuan Williams, Brigade ready to begin new era of Baltimore football
Introducing the Baltimore Brigade.
Baltimore Magazine (blog)
Brigade ushers in new era of football in Baltimore
Washington Valor: A Look Ahead
Jon Stark, ArenaFan.com
Spring is here and that means so is Arena Football. If you haven't heard by now D.C. has a new team. If you're a Washington Redskins fan, that means you can finally get your football fix before September. In their inaugural season, the Washington Valor hit the field this Friday April 7th against another new expansion team, the Baltimore Brigade.