Roughly Speaking podcast: On eve of war, slavery, abolition clashed along Maryland border

Philadelphia Soul

Baltimore AFL team's season to begin April 7 in Washington; home opener on May 7

Baltimore AFL team's season to begin April 7 in Washington; home opener on May 7

Baltimore's Arena Football League team will kick off its inaugural season April 7 at Verizon Center against the Washington Valor.

The as-yet-unnamed franchise will hold its home opener May 7 at Royal Farms Arena, where the team will face the Tampa Bay Storm in its fourth game of the year.

Baltimore will play 14 games in all: five against the Valor — like itself, also a new franchise owned by Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment — and three each against the Philadelphia Soul, Cleveland Gladiators and Storm. 

"The release of the schedule brings us closer to introducing the arena football game to...

46°