Allentown, PA: The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are happy to announce their schedule for the 2018 National Arena League season. This will be the 'Hawks eighth season of play, their second in the NAL. The 2018 schedule will play from April thru August with a postseason format that will consist of two rounds - semifinals followed by a bye week before the NAL championship game, which is scheduled for the weekend of August 25-27.
Lehigh Valley's Home Opener on Embassy Bank Field inside the PPL Center will be Saturday night, April 21st in their first ever matchup with the Maine Mammoths.
Lehigh Valley has a bye Week One, followed by a trip to their longtime rival the Columbus Lions in Week Two (Friday, April 13). Back to back home games follow against expansion teams, Maine and the Massachusetts Pirates. The Steelhawks are slated for seven home games as opposed to six in prior seasons. The team faces off against the defending champion Jacksonville Sharks on the road Week Six (May 12) and host them in Week Thirteen (June 30). Columbus visits the Valley in a rematch of last years semi-final playoff contest in Week Seven (May 20).
Lehigh Valley's full schedule is listed below, dates and times are subject to change.
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 2018 Season
Week 1: Bye
Week 2: @ Columbus Lions - Friday, April 13th 7:30pm
Week 3: vs Maine Mammoths - Saturday, April 21st 7:00pm
Week 4: vs Massachusetts Pirates - Saturday, April 28th 7:00pm
Week 5: @ Carolina Cobras - Saturday, May 5th 7:00pm
Week 6: @ Jacksonville Sharks - Saturday, May 5th 7:00pm
Week 7: vs Columbus Lions - Sunday, May 20th 6:00pm
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: vs Carolina Cobras - Saturday, June 2nd 7:00pm
Week 10: Bye
Week 11: @ Maine Mammoths - Saturday, June 16th 7:00pm
Week 12: @ Massachusetts Pirates - Saturday, June 23rd 7:00pm
Week 13: vs Jacksonville Sharks - Saturday, June 30th 7:00pm
Week 14: vs Massachusetts Pirates - Saturday, July 7th 7:00pm
Week 15: @ Carolina Cobras - Saturday, July 14th 7:00pm
Week 16: @ Maine Mammoths - Saturday, July 21st 7:00pm
Week 17: vs Carolina Cobras - Saturday, July 28th 7:00pm
Week 18: @ Massachusetts Pirates - Saturday, August 4th 7:00pm
Steelhawks 2018 season tickets are NOW ON SALE! Call 610-224-4625 to reserve your seats. Season ticket packages start as low as $56. All Steelhawks games are played on Embassy Bank Field inside the PPL Center.
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