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Baltimore Brigade to host regional rival Washington Valor in ArenaBowl XXXI on Saturday

Baltimore Brigade to host regional rival Washington Valor in ArenaBowl XXXI on Saturday

The Baltimore Brigade will host the Washington Valor in ArenaBowl XXXI on Saturday at Royal Farms Arena at 7 p.m., the Arena Football League announced Saturday night.

The Valor, the No. 4 seed, beat the No. 1 seed Albany Empire, 47-40, on Saturday night to secure the higher aggregate score of 103-97 in their home-and-home series. The No. 3 seed Brigade swept their home-and-home series with the two-time defending champion Philadelphia Soul with a 53-41 victory Friday night.

It will be the first ArenaBowl appearance for both franchises, which are owned by Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports & Entertainment. The group also owns the NBA’s Washington...

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