Another busy week for the minor league indoor football off-season, with Champions Indoor Football adding a team Wednesday, but also unexpectedly losing one, the National Arena League’s application deadline passing on Monday, and more rumors swirling about the future of the Indoor Football League.
The Richmond Roughriders, who recently joined the National Arena League after winning the Arena Pro Football title earlier this year, announced on their Facebook page today that they have signed defensive lineman Ronald Ollie to a contract for the 2018 season!
The fifth showdown between these two teams should be a dandy with a trip to Arena Bowl XXX on the line, especially after the two teams play three thrillers during the regular season.
One ticket to Arena Bowl XXX has been punched as the Philadelphia Soul held off the upstart Baltimore Brigade on Saturday afternoon.
A true David vs. Goliath matchup, as the premier team left in the AFL, and the league’s defending champions, the Philadelphia Soul play host to the expansion Baltimore Brigade in what will be the fifth meeting of the season between the two teams.
Now that minor league indoor football season is officially over, the crazy season of relocating, renaming, jumping leagues, or just flat folding, is underway.
And this week, we’ve got a whole bunch of stuff to get you caught up on.
The four new cities that were granted NAL franchises, per the NAL Facebook page and website, are Richmond, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and Orlando, Florida.