And Now There Are Seven
The National Arena League took a hit recently as the Richmond Roughriders have changed their minds about playing in the NAL and have agreed to play in the American Arena League. The move said to be about what is BEST for Richmond, is a slap in the face to the NAL Fans and ownership.
Now thousands of NAL Fans are waiting to hear what the NAL is going to do. Will 2018 be like 2017 with 7 teams? Will Orlando and a NY Team be added?
The Dream To Be The Best flows Strong thru Jacksonville Florida. When the Jacksonville Sharks joined the Arena Football League they not only made the League stronger but the helped grow the Arena Football League. And All was well in Arena Football. Until some moves with the league itself that caused the Sharks to leave. Many teams left the Arena Football League.
Using the National Arena League as a solution to where to play, the NAL became a direct competition to the AFL and both leagues sought to grow. 2017 will always be year that is considered rebuilding for both leagues, and 2018 is going to be very different. In comes the American Arena League. The league was created as a merger between Arena Pro Football and the Can-Am Indoor Football League.
So 2018 now belongs to the Teams. With 3 VERY Viable leagues to play in, what is BETTER for the Teams.
The Arena Football League, National Arena Football and American Arena Leagues all want to be the best league. The AFL now hosting the Baltimore Brigade, Cleveland Gladiators, Philadelphia Soul, Tampa Bay Storm and Washington Valor. The NAL has the Columbus Lions, Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, High Country Grizzlies, Georgia Firebirds, Jacksonville Sharks, Monterrey Steel and the Jersey Flight. While the AAL has Rochester Kings, Vermont Bucks, Florida Tarpons, Glens Falls Gladiators, Georgia Doom, Upstate Dragons, Triangle Torch, Cape Fear Heroes and now the Richmond Roughriders.
Tons of Teams to pick the best league. Now are there enough QUALITY PLAYERS? That will be seen in 2018.
As for Now, LockedIN Magazine along with Thousands of Fans are waiting to hear news. What teams will be going where and where will our favorite Teams be playing……