NAL begins April 13

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The National Arena League will begin its third season of play on April 13 with six teams, including newcomers in New York and Orlando. The New York Streets and Orlando Predators join the defending champion Carolina Cobras, the Columbus (Georgia) Lions, Jacksonville Sharks and Massachusetts Pirates.

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Arena League will begin its third season of play on April 13 with six teams, including newcomers in New York and Orlando.

The New York Streets and Orlando Predators join the defending champion Carolina Cobras, the Columbus (Georgia) Lions, Jacksonville Sharks and Massachusetts Pirates.




Play begins with the Cobras at Worcester, Massachusetts to face the Pirates. Expansion New York will host Jacksonville, while Orlando — which was a staple in Arena Football for decades — hosts Columbus.

The top four teams will make the playoffs, and NAL Bowl 3 will be played on Aug. 17.

“I am excited to release the schedule for the 2019 National Arena League season,” said NAL Commissioner Chris Siegfried. “With the addition of two new teams, one in New York City and the Orlando Predators, perhaps the most famous name in the history of arena football, our third season is poised to be special.”

The Columbus Lions and Rivertown Buick GMC are excited to announce on opening game April 19th vs. the Jacksonville Sharks, one luck fan will have a chance to WIN a brand new truck from Rivertown Buick GMC. During halftime on April 19th, a random fan will be choosen to punt an arena football 35 yds into the back of the truck. If the ball stays in the bed, you WIN! Contestants must register to win below, at the fan center the day of the game, or at Rivertown Buick GMC. You must be present with a game ticket.