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“As much as we respect our partners, there is a disparity in opinions of how the league should move forward,” Yatim said in a statement. The leagues announced the merger Thursday, which will establish a two-conference league with a playoff format to pit the winner of each conference against one another in the championship game. He said the team has been in talks with DCU Center’s General Manager Sandy Dunn on the team’s plans moving forward, but didn’t commit to keeping arena football at Worcester’s civic center. Create a new password. Among other things, it essentially stated that they were looking for a “new local ownership group”. The IFL Adds Frisco Texas as their 13th team, Superstar Quarterback Will Lead The Reborn Spokane Shock, AFT looking for Motivated Writers & Reporters ahead of 2020 Season, TURF BURN: NAL Punishment More Right Than Wrong. Yatim and his family are owners of the Yatco Energy chain of gas stations and convenience stores in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. In saying this however, we have decided we are not taking part in the NAL-CIF merger. password ? The business entities of the CIF and the NAL are not in merger discussion, meaning that no combination of leagues’ front offices will happen for the 2020 season. Your email address will not be published. Both leagues wanted to make this arrangement work, but did not want to compromise the on field product in the process. Before coming to WTVM, Dave worked at WGHP-TV in High Point, NC as weekend sports anchor, and at WLUK-TV in Green Bay, WI as a sports reporter/photographer. Due to […], Arena Football Talk (AFT) was launched November 21st, 2014 to provide news, exclusive features, and other information from around the various indoor and arena football leagues. We then started recruiting people to join and grow […], It has taken a week, but the official National Arena League punishment has been brought down with fines to both teams, a one-game suspension for Carolina Head Coach Billy Back and a forfeit victory for […]. Not buying into the "Click Bait " material that is the NAL/CIF merger story. The National Arena League and Champions Indoor Football are forming a partnership beginning with the upcoming 2020 season that will effectively create a 12-team league under a name to be announced. Your email address will not be published. We then started recruiting people to join and grow […], It has taken a week, but the official National Arena League punishment has been brought down with fines to both teams, a one-game suspension for Carolina Head Coach Billy Back and a forfeit victory for […], Back in February of this year, the Maine Mammoths of the National Arena League released a statement. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. A tournament to name Columbus' new baseball team is supposed to be down to just four, but officials say the last round was too close to call. ©2019 Arena Football Talk. “I don’t feel it is in the best interest of the Massachusetts Pirates and our fans to choose to participate in the NAL-CIF, and we are exploring alternate options for 2020 and beyond. When we attempted to coordinate a full schedule that worked for all teams involved, many previously available arena dates were no longer available. The Tucson Sugar Skulls Hire New Head Coach, The Rock Looks to be the First Player/Owner in 45 Years. Both leagues indicated that they would be releasing schedules soon. For those that purchased with cash, please bring your tickets to the Tony’s Pizza Events Center Box Office for a refund. COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The indoor football world is getting a makeover, and the Columbus Lions are right in the middle of it. When we attempted to coordinate a full schedule that worked for all teams involved, many previously available arena dates were no longer available. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. After lengthy discussions, Chris and I decided it was best to not proceed together this season.”. “On Thursday, representatives of the National Arena League (NAL) and Champions Indoor Football (CIF) announced they will hold off on the previously announced partnership for the 2020 season,” The leagues said in a press release. When we attempted to coordinate a full schedule that worked for all teams involved, many previously available arena dates were no longer available. “On Thursday, representatives of the National Arena League (NAL) and Champions Indoor Football (CIF) announced they will hold off on the previously announced partnership for the 2020 season,” The leagues said in a press release. This is a rare instance of interleague discussion that could benefit the sport, assuming the social media firestorm this morning is something the leagues can overcome. Please do not leave this page until complete. Both leagues wanted to make this arrangement work, but did not want to compromise the on field product in the process. In saying this however, we have decided we are not taking part in the NAL-CIF merger. “I don’t feel it is in the best interest of the Massachusetts Pirates and our fans to choose to participate in the NAL-CIF, and we are exploring alternate options for 2020 and beyond. Worcester arena football team Massachusetts Pirates are ending their affiliation with the National Arena League after league officials announced a merger with another indoor football league. “It was important for both of our leagues to make sure our teams played schedules that made sense” said NAL Commissioner, Chris Siegfried. We would like to announce the Salina Liberty will return for the 2021 season.” All fans who have purchased tickets, including season ticket holders, will receive a full refund.

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