AFL2 championship to be held in Las Vegas

Jun 25, 2009 7:10 PM
by GT Staff |

The Arena Football League 2 on Wednesday announced it would hold its championship game, Arena Cup 10, at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 22.

The Orleans Arena is part of Boyd Gaming’s Orleans Hotel & Casino.

With more than 25 teams competing in its 10th anniversary season, the Arena Football League 2 (af2) showcases fan-friendly football across the country, with more than 200 regular-season and 15 post-season games scheduled. The current season began March 20.

Renowned for its fast pace and high-scoring matches, Arena Football is played indoors on a 50-yard field, with eight players on each side. Af2 is an affiliate developmental league of the Arena Football League, developed to take advantage of geographical rivalries in smaller markets that would not otherwise experience the sport of professional football.

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"We are excited to bring the ArenaCup to Las Vegas," said af2 President Jerry Kurz. "Our owners saw the value in bringing our league’s showcase event to the biggest showcase city in the world. Our fans will be treated to a unique, total entertainment experience from touchdown to takeoff."

The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be will be accompanied by a series of fan-oriented events throughout the day.

Tickets for ArenaCup 10 will go on sale July 10 at 10 a.m. Tickets are priced at $17.50, $32.50, $45 and $60 inclusive of tax and fees. Ticket information is available by calling 702-284-7777 or visiting www.orleansarena.com.

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