NAL WEEK ONE REPORT

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Season Kicks Off to Great Crowds; Exciting Action

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Week One in the National Arena League’s Second Season kicked off with a bang.  Four of the six franchises were in action with two expansion teams hosting their first ever home games in team history.

Making their home debut, the Massachusetts Pirates did not disappoint their home crowd of more than 8,000 fans.  Their offense scored early and often on their new purple and teal turf against the expansion Maine Mammoths in Worcester, MA.  By games end, the score read 51-24 in favor of the Pirates.

Down in Greensboro, the Carolina Cobras played host to the defending NAL Champion Jacksonville Sharks in front of a crowd of over 6,000.  The game was a back and forth contest, with the Cobras taking a lead into the third quarter.  However, the Sharks would not be outdone, as reigning NAL Defensive Player of the Year Charlie Hunt intercepted a pass late in the contest to help secure a Week One victory for the Sharks by a score of 41 to 38.

 “That was a great start to our second National Arena League Campaign” stated NAL Commissioner Chris Siegfried.  “We witnessed great crowds, exciting on-field action, and stellar coaching.  If Week One is an indication of how this season is going to go, we are in for an exciting year.”

Fans can view the entire 2018 National Arena League schedule, follow league news, and stay up to date on all player transactions by visiting the league website at www.NationalArenaLeague.com


WEEK ONE FINE SCHEDULE*

Jacksonville:
Illegal Player Tampering -  $2,500.00

Maine Mammoths:
Uniform Violation -  #99 - $50.00

Massachusetts:
Illegal Player Compensation -$14,700.00
Failure to Provide LIVE YouTube Feed -  $10.000.00
Failure to Provide VidSwap Upload in timely Manner - $200.00
Uniform Violation - #10 - $50.00
Uniform Violation - #15 - $50.00

*Please note that violations listed are initial fines, which can be appealed and reconsidered per league guidelines.



ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE

The National Arena League is set for kick off of its second season in April of 2018.  With a playing style resembling traditional arena rules, the NAL will have six-member teams spanning from Maine to Florida.  For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at 407-307-7922 or chris@nationalarenaleague.com or visit www.NationalArenaLeague.com.

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