Arena Football League Schedule and Results - 2019 Season Feb 13, 2019 17:09:58 GMT -8
Post by David on Feb 13, 2019 17:09:58 GMT -8
The following is the complete schedule for the 2019 AFL season.
The league's 32nd Season will kick off Friday, April 26th with a rematch of Arena Bowl XXXI, also known as the Leonsis Bowl as the two teams, the Washington Valor and the Baltimore Brigade, are owned by owned by Washington Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics owner Ted Leonsis. In a titanic upset, the 2-10 Washington Valor defeated the 7-5 Baltimore Brigade by the score of 69-55.
For the first time in four seasons, the AFL has not reduced games in the regular season, retaining the 12 game regular season format from 2018. In 2016, the AFL reduced its games from 18 to 16 games due to the reduction of teams. That trend continued in 2017, with the AFL reducing its games from 16 to 14. Prior to 2018, the last time the AFL season consisted of 12 games was in 1995, which featured 13 franchises.
The league has also seen growth and has climbed up to more than 5 teams for the first time since 2016. The league has added Atlantic City and the Columbus Destroyers for the 2019 season. Columbus, named after the original Columbus Destroyers franchise from 2004-2008, will retain the records and history of that franchise.
The 2019 regular season will consist of a six team league and play a 12 game schedule over 13 weeks. Unlike 2018, which featured 2 teams having un-balanced home and away schedule, all six teams will play a fair home and away schedule, with 6 home games and 6 away games each. However, not all teams will visit every venue, with the exception being Columbus, who will host and visit all 5 teams during the season.
The AFL will also retain its unique playoff format that it introduced last season, however only the top four teams will make the playoffs rather than all the teams like in 2016 and 2018. The playoff format is similar to Major League Soccer, formatted in a two-game Home and Home Playoff Series. The highest seed for each match-up will have the option to pick their home date in the series. If the same team wins both playoff games, they will advance to ArenaBowl XXXII. If the series ends in a 1-1 tie, the team with the highest aggregate score will advance. If the scores are tied at the end of the 2nd game, they will play an overtime quarter to determine which team advances.
Each week's games will appear most recent at the top of the post. Final results will be updated following the conclusion of the games and listed in ascending order. All game times are listed in the Pacific Timezone and are subject to change. Where applicable, click on the final score to view the AFL's game tracker for the complete box score.
CBS Sports Network will not be involved with the Arena Football League this season. National TV, if available, will be updated on the schedule when that information becomes available.
April 26 - Washington Valor at Baltimore Brigade, TBA
April 27 - Atlantic City Blackjacks at Philadelphia Soul, TBA
April 27 - Columbus Destroyers at Albany Empire, TBA
May 3 - Philadelphia Soul at Baltimore Brigade, TBA
May 4 - Columbus Destroyers at Atlantic City Blackjacks, TBA
May 4 - Washington Valor at Albany Empire, TBA
May 10 - Columbus Destroyers at Baltimore Brigade, TBA
May 11 - Albany Empire at Philadelphia Soul, TBA
May 11 - Atlantic City Blackjacks at Washington Valor, TBA
May 18 - Baltimore Brigade at Atlantic City Blackjacks, TBA
May 18 - Albany Empire at Columbus Destroyers, TBA
May 18 - Philadelphia Soul at Washington Valor, TBA
May 25 - Albany Empire at Atlantic City Blackjacks, TBA
May 25 - Washington Valor at Columbus Destroyers, TBA
May 26 - Philadelphia Soul at Baltimore Brigade, TBA
June 1 - Baltimore Brigade at Atlantic City Blackjacks, TBA
June 1 - Columbus Destroyers at Philadelphia Soul, TBA
June 1 - Washington Valor at Albany Empire, TBA
June 7 - Atlantic City Blackjacks at Columbus Destroyers, TBA
June 8 - Baltimore Brigade at Albany Empire, TBA
June 9 - Washington Valor at Philadelphia Soul, TBA
June 15 - Albany Empire at Washington Valor, TBA
June 15 - Baltimore Brigade at Columbus Destroyers, TBA
June 15 - Atlantic City Blackjacks at Philadelphia Soul, TBA
June 20 - Baltimore Brigade at Washington Valor, TBA
June 22 - Atlantic City Blackjacks at Albany Empire, TBA
June 22 - Philadelphia Soul at Columbus Destroyers, TBA
June 28 - Columbus Destroyers at Baltimore Brigade, TBA
June 29 - Atlantic City Blackjacks at Washington Valor, TBA
June 29 - Albany Empire at Philadelphia Soul, TBA
July 6 - Philadelphia Soul at Atlantic City Blackjacks, TBA
Byes - Albany Empire, Baltimore Brigade Columbus Destroyers, Washington Valor
July 13 - Washington Valor at Baltimore Brigade, TBA
July 14 - Albany Empire at Columbus Destroyers, TBA
Byes - Atlantic City Blackjacks, Philadelphia Soul
July 20 - Philadelphia Soul at Albany Empire, TBA
July 20 - Columbus Destroyers at Washington Valor, TBA
July 21 - Baltimore Brigade at Atlantic City, TBA
AFL TEAM VENUES
Albany Empire - Times Union Center; Albany, New York
Atlantic City Blackjacks - Boardwalk Hall; Atlantic City, New Jersey
Baltimore Brigade - Royal Farms Arena; Baltimore, Maryland
Columbus Destroyers - Nationwide Arena; Columbus, Ohio
Philadelphia Soul - Wells Fargo Center; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Washington Valor- Capital One Arena; Washington, D.C.
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