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National Arena League Mission Statement

“To consistently provide reasonably priced, family entertainment by vetted Arena/Indoor football teams and do so with honor and integrity towards our sponsors, fans, and supporters in the communities in which we serve.

NAL Fans' Bill of Rights

  • We, the players, coaches, officials, staff and owners of the National Arena League are thankful to the Fans that we serve, we appreciate their support and dedicate ourselves collectively to providing them with the greatest sports in the world.
  • We believe that every Fan is entitled to a wholesome environment, free of violence, profane gestures and actions that could interfere with a first-class entertainment experience.
  • We believe that every Fan deserves our very best effort on a consistent basis, on every play on the field, every action in the stands, every call to our office, and in our involvement in our community.
  • We believe that every Fan is entitled to a total entertainment experience at an affordable price for all members of the family from the time they arrive at the arena to the time they depart.
  • We believe that every Fan should receive the very best in fair and competitive football, entertainment, merchandise, food and beverage for their money.
  • We will offer Fans the opportunity to interact with and have access to players and coaches for autographs and conversation at the end of every game.
  • We believe that Fans are entitled to fast, accurate, and complete information about our players, coaches, league, games, and performance.
  • We believe that Fans expect the National Arena League to be comprised of gentlemen and ladies who are examples and role models for youth, free of physical violence, drugs, alcohol, and gambling abuse.
  • We believe that Fans expect us to honor our country before each game
  • We encourage teams to pray together with Fans before each game begins.
  • We expect NAL teams to be involved in our communities and to make contributions for a better, safer, and more positive place to live.
  • We believe that Fans should know that we are committed to serve and not to be served, to give and not to just take, and to inspire and encourage people to higher levels of personal and professional achievement.
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National Arena League News

Sharks Slip Past Pir...

Sharks Slip Past Pir...

Overtime Interception Delivers 12th Straight Win for Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Massachusetts Pirate...

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Week 15 Preview: #1 ...

Week 15 Preview: #1 ...

Playoff Bound Jacksonville looks to Sweep Massachusetts JACKSONVILLE – The National Arena Leagues...

Pirates Hope to Snap...

Pirates Hope to Snap...

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Shelley Still a “Nig...

Shelley Still a “Nig...

As Idan Vinitsky prepared to interview Pirates Defensive Coordinator Tim Shelley, he sought out Pi...

Sharks Overpower Pir...

Sharks Overpower Pir...

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Pirates Measure Succ...

Pirates Measure Succ...

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Jacksonville Sharks ...

Jacksonville Sharks ...

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Week 14 Preview: Sha...

Week 14 Preview: Sha...

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Weaver’s Walk-off Be...

Weaver’s Walk-off Be...

Massachusetts kicker Mike Weaver made a 60 yard field goal on the final play of the game as the Pi...

Sharks Pound Preds 7...

Sharks Pound Preds 7...

Jacksonville Coasts to 10 Straight Wins ORLANDO – The Jacksonville Sharks (10-1) win their 10th s...

Pirates Look to Avoi...

Pirates Look to Avoi...

The Massachusetts Pirates (6-4) extended their win streak to five games after defeating the Columb...

Week 13 Preview: Sha...

Week 13 Preview: Sha...

Jacksonville Hunts for 10th Straight Win JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks (9-1) continued t...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Massachusetts Pirate...

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Pirates Win in Colum...

Pirates Win in Colum...

Wide receiver Thomas Owens had three touchdown receptions and returned an onside kick for a score ...

Sharks Shut Down Str...

Sharks Shut Down Str...

Jacksonville’s Win Streak Extends to Nine WHITE PLAINS, NY – The Jacksonville Sharks (9-1) defeat...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Saturday June 29, Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, GA 7:00 PM PIRATES GAME NOTES & TRANSACTION...

Pirates Sign Dequint...

Pirates Sign Dequint...

The Massachusetts Pirates professional arena football team in Worcester has signed defensive linem...

Week 12 Preview: Sha...

Week 12 Preview: Sha...

Jacksonville Faces Three Game Road Stretch  JACKSONVILLE – The first place Jacksonville Shar...

Pirates Hope to Tame...

Pirates Hope to Tame...

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Austin Shoved Off to...

Austin Shoved Off to...

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Pirates Avenge Lions...

Pirates Avenge Lions...

The Massachusetts Pirates (5-4) extended their win streak to four games defeating the Columbus Lions...

Sharks Hand Jacksonv...

Sharks Hand Jacksonv...

83-51 Record-Breaking Win Against Streets JACKSONVILLE – History was made tonight as the Jacksonv...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Massachusetts Pirate...

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Columbus Lions (3-5)...

Columbus Lions (3-5)...

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Week 11 Preview: Sha...

Week 11 Preview: Sha...

“Revenge of The Sharks” Jacksonville Faces the Empire State JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Shark...

Gilyard’s Quest for ...

Gilyard’s Quest for ...

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DB Chucky Williams p...

DB Chucky Williams p...

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Lions stop Streets 6...

Lions stop Streets 6...

Lion’s quarterback Luke Collis put on a performance to be remembered as his nine touchdowns pushed...

Pirates Fight Off Pr...

Pirates Fight Off Pr...

The Massachusetts Pirates (4-4) earned their third consecutive win as they downed the Orlando Pred...

Sharks Sweep Defendi...

Sharks Sweep Defendi...

Win Number Seven for Sharks Win Streak GREENSBORO – The Jacksonville Sharks (7-1) traveled to Gre...

Sharks Add Three to ...

Sharks Add Three to ...

Quarterback Garry Choloute joins Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE –  The Jacksonville Sharks announ...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Massachusetts Pirate...

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Week 10 Preview: Sha...

Week 10 Preview: Sha...

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Expansion Opportunit...

Expansion Opportunit...

{tab title="Key Dates for 2020 Season" style="red solid"} August 31, 2019: Expansion Applicatio...

Gilyard’s Quest for ...

Gilyard’s Quest for ...

Part one of a two part series Through the first half of the National Arena League season, Massach...

Pirates Hope to Fend...

Pirates Hope to Fend...

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Sharks Outlast Lions...

Sharks Outlast Lions...

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Commitment Pays Off ...

Commitment Pays Off ...

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Week 8 Preview: Shar...

Week 8 Preview: Shar...

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Sharks Bite Preds 48...

Sharks Bite Preds 48...

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Pirates Rout Streets...

Pirates Rout Streets...

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Former UGA Standout ...

Former UGA Standout ...

The Columbus Lions made another splash in the free agency market, signing former Georgia Bulldog D...

New York Streets (3-...

New York Streets (3-...

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Week 8 Preview: Shar...

Week 8 Preview: Shar...

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Former Pro Bowler De...

Former Pro Bowler De...

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Pirates Cause Detour...

Pirates Cause Detour...

The Massachusetts Pirates enjoyed their most productive offensive day of the season as quarterback...

Wooten Back with Pir...

Wooten Back with Pir...

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Pirates Sign Three P...

Pirates Sign Three P...

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Columbus Lions have ...

Columbus Lions have ...

Pettway played high school football just two hours away in Prattville, Alabama. His 1,402 yards an...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Monday, May 27 Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY 3:00 PM PIRATES GAME NOTES & TRANSA...

Pirates Look to Pave...

Pirates Look to Pave...

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Yatim’s Patience and...

Yatim’s Patience and...

It's not every day that an NFL Pro Bowler and Second-Team All-Pro player joins the National Arena ...

Sharks Run Away with...

Sharks Run Away with...

Jacksonville’s Win Streak Continues JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks (4-1) devastated their...

Pirates Sign Former ...

Pirates Sign Former ...

The Massachusetts Pirates professional arena football team in Worcester has signed former New Engl...

Pirates Trade Pearso...

Pirates Trade Pearso...

  Days after the Pirates signed former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Dexter McCluster, the organiz...

Week 6 Preview: Shar...

Week 6 Preview: Shar...

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Pirates Ink Former N...

Pirates Ink Former N...

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Lashard Durr Making ...

Lashard Durr Making ...

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Pirates Fall on the ...

Pirates Fall on the ...

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Sharks Defeat Defend...

Sharks Defeat Defend...

Jacksonville holds Carolina to lowest scoring game in Team History JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonvill...

Massachusetts Pirate...

Massachusetts Pirate...

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What You Need To Kno...

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Pirates Add Former N...

Pirates Add Former N...

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Week 5 Preview: Shar...

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Pirates Enter the Li...

Pirates Enter the Li...

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Arena football: Rece...

Arena football: Rece...

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China Connection led...

China Connection led...

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Lions notch first wi...

Lions notch first wi...

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Sure, There's The NF...

Sure, There's The NF...

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Sharks Scuttle Pirat...

Sharks Scuttle Pirat...

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Sharks Devour Pirate...

Sharks Devour Pirate...

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Jacksonville Sharks ...

Jacksonville Sharks ...

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Week 4 Preview: Shar...

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Sharks Come Ashore i...

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Pirates J.D. Griggs ...

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Pirates Fend Off Pre...

Pirates Fend Off Pre...

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Arena football: FB Q...

Arena football: FB Q...

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Smith Looks to Shore...

Smith Looks to Shore...

The Owls of Florida Atlantic may not be a football power, but in 2017 they did claim the Conferenc...

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