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National Arena League Shifts to Eight-Game Schedule

02/09/2021 4:17 PM -

ATLANTA – The National Arena League announced today that as a result of the Covid-19 virus they are officially shifting to an eight-game schedule for the upcoming season. The league has been keeping in contact with all the teams and their respective arenas during the pandemic, working with both team and arena management to find the best solution to be able to play the 2021 season. Due to the continued and varied restrictions around the country, careful consideration was given to finding the best plan of action which would allow each team to continue to play and safely accommodate fans to enjoy the games. At the suggestion of the various arena managers the league felt the best thing to do was to push the schedule back.

 “Arena football is all about the fans, they help make the game great. We wouldn’t think about playing without our fans, and this decision was made with them in mind” said Commissioner Chris Siegfried.  

The new 2021 National Arena League schedule has been listed below with the first game to kickoff on Saturday May 22 and the last regular season game scheduled for the weekend of July 22 before the postseason, which will include playoff games and a championship game.


2021 NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE SCHEDULE

WEEK 1
Sat. May 22 - Ontario @ Albany
Sat. May 22 - Carolina @ Jersey

BYE: Jacksonville, Columbus, Orlando

WEEK 2
Sat. May 29 - Jacksonville @ Orlando
Sat. May 29 - Columbus @ Jersey
Sat. May 29 - Carolina @ Albany

BYE: Ontario

WEEK 3
Fri. June 4 - Albany @ Columbus
Fri. June 4 - Jacksonville @ Ontario
Sat. June 5 - Carolina @ Orlando

BYE: Jersey

WEEK 4
Sat. June 12 - Ontario @ Columbus
Sat. June 12 - Jersey @ Jacksonville
Sat. June 12 - Orlando @ Albany

BYE: Carolina


WEEK 5
Sat. June 19 - Jersey @ Carolina
Sat. June 19 - Ontario @ Orlando
Sat. June 19 - Jacksonville @ Columbus

BYE: Albany

WEEK 6
Sat. June 26 - Orlando @ Jacksonville
Sat. June 26 - Columbus @ Carolina
Sat. June 26 - Albany @ Jersey

BYE: Ontario

WEEK 7
Fri.   July 2 - Columbus @ Orlando
Sun. July 4 - Jersey @ Ontario

BYE: Albany, Carolina, Jacksonville

WEEK 8
Sat. July 10  -  Jacksonville @ Carolina
Sat. July 10  -  Orlando @ Jersey
Mon.July 12 -  Albany @ Ontario

BYE: Columbus

WEEK 9
Sat. July 17 - Ontario @ Carolina
Sat. July 17 - Jersey @ Albany
Sat. July 17 - Columbus @ Jacksonville

BYE: Orlando

WEEK 10
Sat. July 24 - Albany @ Jacksonville
Sat. July 24 - Orlando @ Columbus
Sat. July 24 - Carolina @ Ontario

BYE: Jersey

NAL PLAYOFFS
Sat. July 31

NAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat. August 14

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.