The National Arena League announced Monday afternoon that minor league indoor football will make its return to Trenton, New Jersey in 2018 with the expansion Jersey Flight.
The league made the announcement on its Facebook page, after kicking off its inaugural season this past weekend.
The Jersey Flight will play at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, which holds about 7,600 spectators for football.
The team will be the first New Jersey team to be 100 percent African-American owned, with Samuel Davis Jr. and Kyna Felder-Ruiz listed as the team owners in the Facebook post.
The league says season tickets will go on-sale in May this year, and a press conference was scheduled at the arena for Monday afternoon to announce the new team.
The Flight will be the fifth indoor football team to try to call Trenton home since 2001, after the Trenton Lighting, Trenton Steel and Trenton Freedom all played in various leagues until 2015 when the Profession Indoor Football League folded. In addition to minor league indoor football, Trenton previously hosted home games for the Philadelphia Passion of the then Lingerie Football League.
Trenton is (for now) the ninth team in the National Arena League, but with Dayton not playing any home games this year, I would be surprised if they were around next year. But who knows, for now, rejoice minor league indoor football fans in New Jersey, you’ve got a new team coming to town.