LIONS JOIN NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE SET FOR PLAY IN 2017

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NAL PREPARED FOR INAUGURAL SEASON

ATLANTA, GA – In a statement made from this weeks first annual league meetings, team owners announced the official formation of the National Arena League (NAL). Set for play in 2017, the league will compete in a twelve game season starting in mid-March.

“The National Arena League meetings were a collaborative effort of strong business people to establish what we envision as the premier league in our sport,” stated Commissioner John Gregory. “The collective group of equal share NAL owners were able to come together to not only develop their vision for the 2017 season, but for years to come.”

Six teams currently will make up the National Arena League. They include: Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (Allentown, PA), Dayton Wolfpack (Dayton, OH), Columbus Lions (Columbus, GA), Georgia Firebirds (Albany, GA), High Country Grizzlies (Boone, NC), and Corpus Christi Rage (Corpus Christi, TX). “We anticipate no less than eight teams for the 2017 season,” stated Gregory. “Exciting team announcements in the coming days will solidify our slate of franchises competing for this season and allow us to be in a spotlight in our sport unlike ever seen before.”

Fans wanting to learn more about the National Arena League including league announcements, teams, transactions, etc. can visit the new league website www.NationalArenaLeague.com or visit us on Facebook (facebook.com/NationalArenaLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/NALFootball), and Instagram (instagram.com/nationalarenaleague). The 2017 league schedule is set to be released in the coming weeks from the league office with kickoff weekend slated for March 17th. The first ever NAL Championship game will be held the weekend of July 7th, 2017.

Fans should stay tuned for an exciting league announcement to be made later today…

ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE
The National Arena League is set for initial kick off in March of 2017. With a playing style resembling traditional Arena rules, the NAL will be announcing member league teams in the coming weeks. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner John Gregory at 501-529-8484 or visit www.nationalarenaleague.com.

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