Butera takes big gamble, could hit jackpot with AFLAdam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
For months and months, all the Arena Football League had was nightmare after nightmare. Las Vegas. New Orleans. Spokane. San Jose. No expansion teams. Rumors of cheating. But the vision was always clear to Scott Butera. He saw sponsors. He saw television deals. He saw new teams. He saw a new country. He saw it all. And now we see it, too. And it's awesome.Three new US teams, three new Mexican teams to join AFL in 2017Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
On Friday night, bombshells swept across the Arena Football League in the form of major announcements made by Craig Spencer of the Philadelphia Soul.Butera: 2015 a year of repositioning and reorganizing; Exciting expansion opportunities for '17Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera. The following interview took place on 11/18/15.AFL sets Training Camp schedule for 2016
AFL Press Release
The Arena Football League announced today that training camps for the 2016 season have been scheduled to begin mid-February. The season will open in early March with the official schedule to be released shortly.
Despite having just eight teams, AFL confident in its long-term sustainability
The AFL lost another team last week, but commissioner Scott Butera and Jacksonville Sharks owner Jeff Bouchy insist it was a positive move for the long-term sustainability of the league. San Jose exit unfortunate, but future plan is coming together for AFLAdam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
I'm not in San Jose, so maybe this is easy for me to say as a fan of the Arena Football League who lives some 3,000 miles away from the SAP Center. But the news of the exit of John and David Fry from the AFL was not only a necessity, but it was actually a net positive in the long run for those of us who are more fans of the game and the sport of arena football rather than fans of individual teams.AFL issues statement on San Jose SaberCats
AFL Press Release
Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera announced today that, for reasons unrelated to League operations, the owners of the San Jose SaberCats have notified him that they will no longer continue as members of the AFL.SaberCats to Postpone Open Tryout
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
Due to unforeseen maintenance issues, the San Jose SaberCats will postpone the Open Tryout on Saturday, November 14th. A reschedule date has yet to be determined.