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Arena Football Returns April 3rd: 2021 NAL Schedule

11/23/2020 1:47 PM -

ATLANTA – The National Arena League is proud to announce today their official schedule for the 2021 season. This season the NAL will host seven teams from across the United States to play 14 games over a 17-week regular season. Each team will receive seven home and seven away games during the regular season. The NAL teams for 2021 include the defending NAL Champion Jacksonville Sharks, the Columbus Lions, Carolina Cobras, and Orlando Predators. In addition, three expansion franchises will see their first NAL action in 2021, those teams include the Albany Empire, Jersey Flight, and Ontario Bandits. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, April 3 followed by 16 consecutive weeks of NAL action that will decide the teams moving into the postseason for a chance to play in the 2021 NAL Championship game.  The Championship game will be played in the city of the highest remaining playoff seeded team and is scheduled for the weekend of August 14th. Below is a list of the entire 2021 NAL Schedule, please note that all games listed are subject to change.

2021 NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE SCHEDULE

WEEK 1
Sat.   April 3 - Jacksonville @ Carolina
Sat.   April 3 - Orlando @ Albany
Mon. April 5 - Jersey @ Ontario

BYE: Columbus

WEEK 2
Sat.   April 10 - Columbus @ Albany
Sun.  April 11 - Jersey @ Carolina

BYE: Jacksonville, Ontario, Orlando

WEEK 3
Fri.    April 16 - Carolina @ Columbus
Sat.   April  17 - Jacksonville @ Orlando
Mon. April  19 - Albany @ Ontario

BYE: Jersey

WEEK 4
Sat.   April 24 - Jersey @ Jacksonville
Sat.   April 24 - Orlando @ Carolina
Sun.  April 25 - Ontario @ Columbus

BYE: Albany

 WEEK 5
Sat.   May 1 - Albany @ Jersey
Sat.   May 1 - Columbus @ Jacksonville
Mon. May 3 - Ontario @ Orlando

BYE: Carolina

WEEK 6
Sat.   May 8 - Albany @ Jacksonville
Sat.   May 8 - Carolina @ Jersey
Sat.   May 8 - Orlando @ Columbus
BYE: Ontario

WEEK 7
Sat.   May 15 - Jersey @ Orlando
Sat.   May 15 - Ontario @ Albany
Sun.  May 16 - Jacksonville @ Carolina

BYE: Columbus

WEEK 8
Sat.   May 22 - Carolina @ Albany
Sat.   May 22 - Jacksonville @ Ontario
Sat.   May 22 - Columbus @ Jersey

BYE: Orlando

WEEK 9
Sat.   May 29 - Columbus @ Orlando
Sun.   May 30 - Ontario @ Jersey

BYE: Carolina, Jacksonville, Albany

WEEK 10
Fri.   June 4 - Carolina @ Ontario
Fri.   June 4 - Jacksonville @ Columbus
Sat.  June 5 - Albany @ Orlando

BYE: Jersey

WEEK 11
Sat.  June 12 - Orlando @ Jacksonville
Sat.  June 12 - Carolina @ Columbus
Sat.  June 12 - Jersey @ Albany

BYE: Ontario

WEEK 12
Sat.  June 19 - Jersey @ Columbus
Sat.  June 19 - Albany @ Carolina
Sat.  June 19 - Ontario @ Orlando

BYE: Jacksonville

WEEK 13
Sat.  June 26 - Ontario @ Carolina
Sat.  June 26 - Albany @ Jacksonville
Sun.  June 27 - Orlando @ Jersey

BYE: Columbus

WEEK 14
Fri.    July 2 - Carolina @ Orlando
Sat.  July 3 - Jacksonville @ Albany
Sun. July 5 - Columbus @ Ontario

BYE: Jersey

WEEK 15
Sat.   July 10 - Jacksonville @ Jersey
Sat.   July 10 - Columbus @ Carolina
Mon. July 12 - Orlando @ Ontario

BYE: Albany

WEEK 16
Sat.  July 17 - Orlando @ Albany
Sat.  July 17 - Ontario @ Jacksonville
Sat.  July 17 - Columbus @ Jersey

BYE: Carolina

WEEK 17
Sat. July 24 - Albany @ Columbus
Sat. July 24 - Jersey @ Ontario
Sat. July 24 - Carolina @ Jacksonville

BYE: Orlando


ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE
The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at [email protected] . For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.