Cleveland Gladiators

In second Arena Football League season, Brigade will encounter familiar company

In second Arena Football League season, Brigade will encounter familiar company

The Baltimore Brigade will kick off their second Arena Football League season Friday night at Royal Farms Arena against the Washington Valor, but if you can’t make it to the first meeting of the Ted Leonsis-owned franchises, don’t worry.

There will be a second meeting. And a third. And a fourth. And possibly a fifth and sixth in a playoff matchup, too.

With the Tampa Bay Storm folding in December and the Cleveland Gladiators suspending operations for the next two seasons, the AFL is down to four teams, its fewest since the league’s inaugural 1987 season: the second-year Brigade and Valor, the expansion Albany Empire and the two-time defending champion Philadelphia...

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