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Gladiators are going on two-year hiatus, but will there be an Arena Football League by 2020?
Kevin Kleps, Crains Business Cleveland

It's difficult to be optimistic about the future of a league that has had nine teams leave or fold since 2014. And that was before the AFL lost one of its few stable franchises for the next two years.

Cleveland Takes Two Year Break From Competition
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that the Cleveland Gladiators will be suspending play for the 2018 and 2019 season due to a comprehensive transformation and construction project on Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland Gladiators Announce Two Year Hiatus From Arena Football League Play
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators announced today that the franchise would need to take a two-season hiatus from play in the Arena Football League (AFL) due to The Q transformation and construction project and process.

Tackling Tech: Arena Football League Plans OTT Service
Patriots.com

After 30 years of trying new and different things on the field, in the stands, and occasionally on TV, the Arena Football League (AFL), is going all in on pay live game streaming after a successful trial run of an OTT product and enabling technologies last season.



Soul Snare Second Straight Foster Trophy in ArenaBowl XXX
AFL Press Release

The Detroit Drive. The Arizona Rattlers. And now, the Philadelphia Soul. Philadelphia has etched its name in Arena Football League history by becoming the third team to win the ArenaBowl in back-to-back years after knocking off the Tampa Bay Storm 44-40 with 13,648 fans in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center to win ArenaBowl XXX

Tampa Bay's James Named Marcum-Moss Head Coach of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm head coach Ron James has been named 2017 Marcum-Moss Head Coach of the Year. This is James' second time being honored as the top coach in the AFL after being awarded the distinction in 2012 with the Utah Blaze.

Tampa Bay's Hippeard Named Most Valuable Player
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard has been named 2017 Most Valuable Player. This marks the first time Hippeard has been honored with the AFL's most prestigious individual honor and is the first time a Storm player to be honored with the MVP distinction since Jay Gruden in 1992.

Arena Football League Announces William Hill as Official Sports Book of ArenaBowl XXX
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with William Hill, America’s leading Sports Book operator, to become the official Sports Book of ArenaBowl XXX.



AFL Tonight - Episode 20: "The One Before the Big One"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 20 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. ArenaBowl pre-preview, Year Ending Awards so far, fan questions and much more.

ArenaBowl XXX Broadcast Crews Announced
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced the broadcast crews that will be calling the exciting action of ArenaBowl XXX.

Baltimore's Carden Named Rookie of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade quarterback Shane Carden has been named 2017 AFL Rookie of the Year. After a season that saw Carden among the top quarterbacks in the league, he becomes the first Rookie of the Year on an expansion team since 2001.

Tampa Bay's Hills Named Wide Receiver of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Joe Hills has been named 2017 AFL Wide Receiver of the Year. Hills becomes the first-player to be recognized in back-to-back years and first receiver to be named to the award twice.



Philadelphia's Hollis Named Defensive Back of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul defensive back Dwayne Hollis has been named 2017 AFL Defensive Back of the Year. A Soul defensive back has now won the award in back-to-back seasons and three of six years the award has been presented.

AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced the 2017 All-Arena First and Second Teams. Of the 36 players named, 18 earn their way on to a 2017 All-Arena Team for the first-time in their career.

Baltimore's Smith Named Defensive Lineman of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade lineman Khreem Smith has been named 2017 AFL Defensive Lineman of the Year. Smith becomes the first-ever honoree to win this award on the first-year of an expansion team.

Philadelphia's Tribue Named Offensive Lineman of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul lineman Wayne Tribue has been named 2017 AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year.

AFL Tonight - Episode 19: "Tickets Punched"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 19 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Semifinals review, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Tampa Bay's Ings Named Playmaker of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings has been named 2017 AFL Playmaker of the Year. Explosive on the field, he led the AFL with 2,219 all-purpose yards and finished with 26 total touchdowns, including four touchdowns by kick return.

Philadelphia's Trevino Named Kicker of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul kicker Adrian Trevino has been named 2017 AFL Kicker of the Year. This marks the third consecutive year that a Philadelphia Soul place kicker has been named with the award.

Gladiators Outlasted by Storm, 73-59
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators, proudly presented by Unique Home Solutions, fell to the Tampa Bay Storm, 73-59, on Monday night at Amalie Arena. The loss ends the 2017 season for the Gladiators as quarterback Arvell Nelson completed 27 of his 40 passes for 322 yards and seven touchdowns in the game.

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  0-0 0-0 0-0
Last Game Mon Aug 14
  Loss @TAM 59-73
Next Game None scheduled
       
Head Coach
Position is currently vacant
Schedule
Date Opp Time (ET)
Complete Schedule
Transactions
ZACH ANDERSON DL - Have Been Assigned DERRICK SUMMERS DE - Have Been Assigned KEITH BOWERS DL - Have Been Assigned PAUL BROWNING WR - Have Been Assigned ALVIN RAY JACKSON JLB - Have Been Assigned KALAFITONI POLE DL - Have Been Assigned RASHAAD CARTER WR - Have Been Assigned ASLAM STERLING - Placing on Other League Exempt
Complete Transactions
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