News Arena Football League Ceases Operations

Discussion in 'American Football Talk' started by Seeker1, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Seeker1

    Seeker1 Member

    Feb 25, 2013
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    The Arena Football League announced Wednesday it is ceasing operations and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

    "We're all disappointed that we couldn't find a way forward and we wanted to thank our fans, our players, coaches, everyone who loved the Arena Football League," commissioner Randall Boe said in a statement.

    "We all love the game and tried very hard to make it successful, but we simply weren't able to raise the capital necessary to grow the league, resolve the substantial legacy liabilities and make it financially viable."

    A number of NFLers formerly starred in the arena league, including Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, former Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, and current Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy.

    Former team owners included Jon Bon Jovi and Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS.

    The league featured just six teams in the 2019 season, as the Albany Empire won ArenaBowl XXXII in August.
  2. Jason Newlin

    Jason Newlin Member

    Nov 15, 2014
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    Very sad to hear. 1987 the year when arena football burst onto the
    scene. Saw only one game in the summer of 2001, between
    the Oklahoma Wranglers and the Arizona Rattlers.
    Get ready for the XFL,version 2.0 next year.

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