TULSA, Okla. – After expanding to an 18-game schedule and adding four teams, the Arena Football League is on NFL Network for the second consecutive season. NFL Network will broadcast more than 20 Arena Football League games on Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET starting March 11, 2011.
“The announcers and crew did a great job last season bringing the exciting arena atmosphere and game to fans all over the country,” Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said, “and we look forward to another successful season on NFL Network.”
The AFL’s “Arena Football Friday” schedule on NFL Network features 23 games including 20 regular season contests. NFL Network will also showcase two playoff games and ArenaBowl XXIV on August 12, 2011.
“Arena Football Friday games provide fans with high-scoring, fast-paced action on NFL Network,” said Lawrence Randall, director of programming, NFL Network. “We look forward to our second season of live games beginning with two new teams owned by former NFL stars and concluding with the playoffs and Arena Bowl.”
The 24th season of the AFL will kick off with in-state rivals and expansion teams, Ron Jaworski’s Philadelphia Soul at Lynn Swann’s Pittsburgh Power, on NFL Network on Friday, March 11, 2011.
Due to the primetime 2011 NFL Draft, the Orlando Predators at Jacksonville Sharks game will be played on Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
2011 “Arena Football Friday” Game of the Week at 8:00 PM ET
Arena Football League Regular Season Schedule on NFL Network
WEEK: DATE: VISITING TEAM: HOME TEAM:
1 March 11 Philadelphia Pittsburgh
2 March 18 Philadelphia Chicago
3 March 25 Spokane Iowa
4 April 01 Jacksonville Tampa Bay
5 April 08 Dallas Georgia
6 April 15 Tampa Bay Philadelphia
7 April 22 Kansas City Chicago
8* April 30* Orlando Jacksonville
9 May 06 Tampa Bay Orlando
10 May 13 Tulsa New Orleans
11 May 20 Arizona New Orleans
12 May 27 Utah Iowa
13 June 03 Jacksonville New Orleans
14 June 10 Philadelphia Spokane
15 June 17 Orlando Tampa Bay
16 June 24 Kansas City Utah
17 July 01 Pittsburgh Orlando
18 July 08 Cleveland Philadelphia
19 July 15 Pittsburgh Cleveland
20 July 22 Spokane Jacksonville
*This broadcast is Saturday night due to the primetime NFL Draft on NFL Network.
About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the AFL has afforded the fast-paced and exciting game of Arena Football to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. NFL Network broadcasts an AFL National Game of the Week for the entire regular and post season on Friday nights at 8:00 pm EST, culminating with the ArenaBowl Championship Game in August.
About NFL Network
NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log on to www.nfl.com/nflnetwork.