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AFL Issues Statement on Blaze, Rush
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League owners have asked each other to commit to the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In the past, all commitments were for single seasons. This offseason, the owners across the AFL requested two-year commitments. Fourteen teams submitted the proper documentation for the 2014 and 2015 seasons; however, the Chicago Rush and Utah Blaze did not submit commitment forms. We fully expect both Chicago and Utah to return to become members of the AFL family again in the near future.

Blaze Has Been Put Out in Utah
Adam Markowitz,

ArenaBowl XXVI came and went, and all around the Arena Football League seemed to revel in the celebration that was the league's championship game. The LA KISS have been formed, bringing the AFL back to one of the biggest markets in the country. Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz promised

Boltus Inks Deal With Winnipeg
Utah Blaze Press Release

Utah Blaze quarterback Jason Boltus has been placed on the Other League Exempt list after signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, the franchise announced Thursday. Boltus becomes the seventh member of the Blaze to sign a contract with a CFL or NFL franchise in the past year.

Portland's Arena Football League bid has 'more work to be done'
The Oregonian

The Arena Football League did not make an announcement regarding its television deal or the relocation of franchises on Saturday during the Arena Bowl as expected. But a Trail Blazers source said this wasn't a sign that the organization wouldn't land a team.

Did AFL find the sound with Kiss Deal?
Dan Ryan,

So what can Kiss do for arena football that Bon Jovi couldn't?

AFL Tonight Episode 24: Ready... Set... Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 24th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we look towards kickoff the of the 26th Arena Football league championship. Joining Tim and Adam are Rush beat writer Jeff Sims and Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic. We talk media Day, the LA KISS announced and other ArenaBowl related news

Arizona Rattlers Win 48-39 in ArenaBowl XXVI
Joe Kauffman,

The Arizona Rattlers are winners of ArenaBowl XXVI. Lindholm's field goal proved to be the clinching scoring, making it a two-score game. Philadelphia put up a tremendous effort, but it wasn't enough to beat the Rattlers, who have won their fourth ArenaBowl in franchise history and their second straight by the count of 48-39.

ArenaFan Coverage of ArenaBowl XXVI Media Day Press Release was proud to cover Media Day for ArenaBowl XXVI at the Rosen Center in Orlando, FL. Below are video clips from the announcements of the LA KISS, the State of the League Address by Commissioner Kurz, and the statements made by Clint Dolezel and Kevin Guy leading into the biggest game of the year.

Canzano: Blazers in talks to purchase Arena Football team at ArenaBowl XXVI Pictures
ArenaFan Online pictures from ArenaBowl XXVI!

Arena Football League, KISS Bring Pro Football Back to Los Angeles
Arena Football League Press Release

After a five-year hiatus, professional football will be returning to one of the largest and most exciting media markets in the country, Los Angeles. Announced today at ArenaBowl XXVI Media Day, rock legends KISS, Arena Football League (AFL) veteran Brett Bouchy, Doc McGhee (McGhee Entertainment) and AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz are bringing the high-octane entertainment of Arena Football back to Los Angeles with a new expansion team, the LA KISS (

AFL Tonight Episode 23: Down the Stretch They Come Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 23rd episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we head into the final days of the 2013 season. We talk about the All-Arena 1st and 2nd Offensive Teams, post season league awards, recap the National and American Conference Championship games and start to preview the ArenaBowl XXIV matchup between the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers.

ArenaBowl XXVI Interviews and Videos Press Release

ORLANDO ArenaBowl XXVI will take place on Saturday, August 17th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. In preparation for the game, is continuing its tradition of bringing you, the fans, the best and most in depth interviews with personalities from all across the Arena Football League.

Six Inducted Into Arena Football Hall of Fame
Adam Markowitz,

The 2013 Arena Football League Hall of Fame class was announced by the AFL at halftime of the National Conference Championship Game between the Spokane Shock and the Arizona Rattlers. Darryl Hammond, Greg Hopkins, Cory Fleming, Bob McMillen, Carl Paganelli, and Lawrence Samuels have been introduced as the Hall of Fame class of 2013, and they will be introduced next week at ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando.

AFL Tonight Episode 22: Shark Week Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 22nd episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we feature interviews with a trio of players (Tiger Jones, Marco Capozzoli, and Bernard Morris), an owner (Brady Nelson), and a respected columnist (Richard Obert), all of which have their take on what their teams have to do to make it to the ArenaBowl next week in Orlando. In addition, Adam and Tim go on a rant about respect, talk about the All-Arena Defensive team, discuss all of the news and notes from conference championship weekend and make our final picks for which teams will be in Orlando next week at ArenaBowl XXVI.

AFL Announces All-Arena Offensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2013 First and Second Team All-Arena Offensive honors, the AFL Office announced today. The Philadelphia Soul garnered a League-high four First Team selections and tied the Arizona Rattlers for the most overall All-Arena offensive players with five.

AFL Announces All-Arena Defensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2013 First and Second Team All-Arena Defensive honors, the AFL Office announced today. The San Antonio Talons garnered a League-high three First Team selections and tied the San Jose SaberCats for the most overall All-Arena defenders with four. Meet & Greet at ArenaBowl XXVI Press Release

ORLANDO ArenaBowl XXVI will be taking place on Saturday, August 17th, and as a part of the pre-ArenaBowl festivities, ArenaFan is having its official Meet & Greet party at Rosen Shingle Creek, the official host hotel of ArenaBowl XXVI.

Arena Football Hall of Fame Class to be Announced on CBS Sports Network
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be announced during halftime of the National Conference championship game between the Arizona Rattlers (15-3) and Spokane Shock (14-4) at 9:30 p.m. ET this Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

11000 tickets have been sold for ArenaBowl on Aug. 17 in Orlando
Orlando Sentinel

Roughly 11,000 tickets have been sold for ArenaBowl XXVI, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Amway Center, according to the Orlando Predators' front office.

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Last Game Sat Jul 27
  Win CLE 48-46
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