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LEGEND SPORTSWEAR to Become the Exclusive Jersey and Merchandise Provider for the CAFL
Today the China Arena Football League announced a new and exciting partnership with Legend Sportswear as the Exclusive Jersey and Merchandise Partner of the CAFL.



Xenith announced as the Exclusive Equipment Partner of the CAFL
Today the China Arena Football League announced a new partnership with Xenith as the Exclusive Equipment Partner of the CAFL.



CAFL Partners with ONE World Sports
The China Arena Football League (CAFL) and Arena Football League Global (AFL-G) today announced that ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, would carry their upcoming inaugural season, Super Series 2016. Beginning with the inaugural match live from Beijing, China’s capital city, Stamford-based ONE World Sports will air the CAFL’s entire 18-game series.



eBay Today #1 - Tampa Bay Storm replica ArenaBowl ring
We are kicking off a new feature series here at ArenaFan. We're combing through the depths of Arena Football League related items that can be found on eBay and will present them to you every so often. Our first eBay Today feature is a Tampa Bay Storm replica 1991 ArenaBowl championship ring.



The Fortune that will Bind Arena Football and Prominence
Before climbing up the ladder of success as the CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, Butera played Division III football as a defensive end for his school, Trinity College. In a way, this may have played a role in his full-time shift from casino executive to arena football commissioner.



Valor to Host Free Agent Open Tryout
The Washington Valor will hold a free agent open tryout on Oct. 8 as they launch their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health in 2017.



Metz signs with Philadelphia Eagles
The 2016 World Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced the DL Jake Metz (6’6, 265, Shippensburg) has been added to the Philadelphia Eagles roster.



Storm To Host Open Tryout on Sunday, November 6 in Tampa
The Tampa Bay Storm, in conjunction with Prospect Proving Ground, Inc., is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout on Sunday, November 6 at AMALIE Arena (401 Channelside Drive) with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and testing starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.



Soul Championship celebration planned for Wednesday at City Hall
The Philadelphia Soul is pleased to announce that there will be a championship celebration rally at the City Hall Courtyard at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31. Following the rally, which is expected to last 45 minutes, the team will head to Chickie’s and Pete’s in South Philly to continue the celebration.



Rattlers a no-show as Soul roll to title
You can't spot a great football team a 21-point lead seven minutes into any game. The Arizona Rattlers simply did not show up to play in ArenaBowl 29 on Friday afternoon at Gila River Arena about a half hour west of their usual home field -- the Snake Pit in downtown Phoenix.



Take Three: Soul and Rattlers meet again
There have been no two teams better than the Philadelphia Soul and Arizona Rattlers over the last six years. Statistically speaking, the Rattlers are 86-20 and the Soul are 70-36, the top two records of the eight teams in the AFL. The two best quarterbacks in the league? Nick Davila (Rattlers QB,) and Dan Raudabaugh (Soul QB.) This is the best of the best in the AFL, with seemingly a top five player at every position.



Rattlers Turn Over ArenaBowl XXIX to Soul
21-0. That’s how the ArenaBowl began. Advantage Philadelphia Soul. Then the game began. The Arizona Rattlers fought back to tie the game 42-42 at the 14:50 mark in the 4th quarter.



AFL announces Yearly Honors at Awards Ceremony
At the 2016 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, the Arena Football League announced the winners of its most coveted individual honors. Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins earned AFL Playmaker of the Year. Philadelphia Soul defensive back Tracy Belton was recognized as the Riddell Defensive Player of the Year. Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills was named the Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year. Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila garnered the AFL MVP of the Year.



Soul defense stuns Rattlers, 56-42
The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 in front of 13,390 fans at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on Friday night. This is the 2 ArenaBowl championship victory for the Soul in franchise history.



Super Soul Prove Doubters Wrong, Win ArenaBowl XXIX
GLENDALE, AZ - I was wrong. I was absolutely dead wrong, and I didn't think the Philadelphia Soul had the horses to run with the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX. I didn't think they had the mental toughness to overcome when things went wrong in the raucous Snake Pit. And I was wrong.



ArenaFan Staff Makes ArenaBowl XXIX Picks
As has become an annual tradition at ArenaFan, our staff has made its selections for who we all think will win ArenaBowl XXIX between the Arizona Rattlers and the Philadelphia Soul.



Soul win ArenaBowl XXIX 56-42
END OF GAME - The Philadelphia Soul are the champions of the world. After failing against Arizona twice in the ArenaBowl before, the Soul overcame nearly coughing up a 21-point lead to win their second championship in franchise history. The Soul used a strong fourth quarter to put together their 56-42 victory. Continuing coverage of ArenaBowl XXIX is right here at ArenaFan.com.



Guy and Dolezel named Marcum-Moss Head Coaches of the Year
The Arena Football League Office announces that Arizona Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy and Philadelphia head coach Clint Dolezel are the 2016 Marcum-Moss Head Coaches of the Year.



Soul defeat Rattlers, 56-42
The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 in front of 13,390 fans at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on Friday night. This is the 2 ArenaBowl championship victory for the Soul in franchise history.



Rattlers Lose to Soul in ArenaBowl XXIX, 56-42
The five-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (15-4) lost in ArenaBowl XXIX to the Philadelphia Soul (16-3) Friday night by a score of 56-42 at the Gila River Arena, in front of 13,380 fans.



AFL Tonight - Episode 21: "For All the Marbles"
Tim Capper, Jim Robinson and special guest Adam Markowitz return with Episode 21 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. ArenaBowl Preview, league announces player awards and much more.



Road to ArenaBowl XXIX
GLENDALE, AZ (August 24, 2016) – The stage is set and the Road to ArenaBowl XXIX rolls into Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ as the American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul (15-3) and National Conference Champion Arizona Rattlers (15-3) play in ArenaBowl XXIX on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.



AFL could reach tipping point moment with ArenaBowl XXIX
ArenaBowl XXIX is just 24 hours away, and the match-up between the Arizona Rattlers and the Philadelphia Soul is just about everything the AFL could have ever asked for. These two teams are now both 15-3 this year with one loss for each of them against the other one.



Thompkins named AFL Playmaker
Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been named the Arena Football League’s 2016 Playmaker of the Year, the AFL office announced today.



AFL announces Commissioner's Award, Executive of the Year
The Arena Football League Office announces that Los Angeles wide receiver Donovan Morgan has won the Commissioner’s Award, while Arizona Rattlers Team President Chris Presson has earned AFL’s Executive of the Year for the 2016 Season.



Guy Marcum Moss HC of Year
Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) announced that Arizona Rattlers’ general manager and head coach Kevin Guy has been honored with the AFL Co-Marcum Ross Head Coach of the Year award. He is sharing the award with Philadelphia’s Clint Dolezel. This is his second time Guy has won the award.



Davila Named MVP for Third Time
Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) announced that Arizona Rattlers’ quarterback Nick Davila has won the AFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. This is his third time winning the award, and the first player in AFL history to have won the award three times. He previously won in 2014 and 2011.



Belton Named Defensive POY
PHILADELPHIA – The Arena Football League today announced that Soul DB Tracy Belton (6’0, 180, UMass) has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Year. Belton was also awarded Uber Defensive Back of the Year and First Team All-Arena this season.



Dolezel Coach of the Year
PHILADELPHIA– The Arena Football League today announced the Marcum-Moss Coach of the Year award to Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. This is Dolezel’s second time receiving this honor.