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Arena Football League

In home debut, Brigade lose a thriller, 62-55, to Tampa Bay before enthusiastic but sparse crowd

In home debut, Brigade lose a thriller, 62-55, to Tampa Bay before enthusiastic but sparse crowd

When the first-ever Arena Football League game in Baltimore kicked off Sunday afternoon, there were not many inside Royal Farms Arena to see it. When it ended nearly three hours later, those among the announced 5,915 who had come, and who had stayed, could say they'd at least seen a good game.

A back-and-forth, down-to-the-last-minute matinee between the league's oldest existing franchise and one of its two newest ended in a 62-55 win for the Tampa Bay Storm (3-1) over the Baltimore Brigade (1-3). It was the kind of game advertised when the franchise formed in November: high scores, loud music, a...

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