THE ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL OPENS INAUGURAL SEASON WITH KEY MATCHUPS BEGINNING ON FEBRUARY 9TH AT 8 PM ET on CBS
Schedule Headlined by a Simulcast Primetime Broadcast of San Diego Fleet at San Antonio Commanders on CBS at 8 PM ET and Atlanta Legends at Orlando Apollos on CBS at 8 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – February 7, 2019 – The Alliance of American Football will take its first snap this weekend with a full schedule to launch its historic, inaugural season. The full slate of games will be available to fans across The Alliance’s broadcast partner networks, key digital distribution partners as well as for free on iOS and Android platforms via The Alliance of American Football app with the following lineup:
San Diego Fleet at San Antonio Commanders
Sat., Feb. 9 – 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT
Deep in the heart of Texas, fans will get their first look at San Diego’s newest pro football team and the exciting return of football to San Antonio with head coach Mike Martz and The Fleet taking on Mike Riley and his Commanders on CBS in primetime at The Alamodome.
Tune in: CBS (78% of US), Alliance of American Football App, Sirius XM Radio
On the Call: Spero Dedes, Trent Green, Tiki Barber, Jamie Erdahl
Atlanta Legends at Orlando Apollos
Sat., Feb. 9 – 8:00pm ET
Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier makes his much-anticipated return to the sidelines for The Orlando Apollos to take on top defensive-mind Kevin Coyle as he makes his head coaching debut for The Atlanta Legends at Spectrum Stadium.
Tune in: CBS (22% of US, SEC region), Alliance of American Football App, Sirius XM Radio
On the Call: Andrew Catalon, Gary Danielson, Melanie Collins
Memphis Express at Birmingham Iron
Sun., Feb. 10 – 4:00pm ET
Sunday’s Alliance action features the highly-anticipated head coaching debut of Tim Lewis and Heisman trophy winner Trent Richardson’s return to Alabama, as The Iron take on head coach Hall of Famer Mike Singletary and The Memphis Express at Legion Field.
Tune in: CBS Sports Network
On the Call: Ben Holden, Adam Archuleta, John Schiffren
Salt Lake Stallions at Arizona Hotshots
Sun. Feb. 10 – 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT
Rick Neuheisel and his high-powered offense take on National Championship winning head coach Dennis Erickson to go head-to-head at the professional level when Arizona takes on Salt Lake at Sun Devil Stadium.
Tune in: NFL Network, Alliance of American Football App
On the Call: Dan Hellie, Marvin Lewis, Maurice Jones-Drew
Fans looking to secure tickets for the inaugural season can purchase tickets on AAF.com or by calling 1-833-AAF-2019. For a look at The Alliance’s full schedule, visit https://aaf.com/2019-season-schedule/.
About The Alliance of American Football
Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is top-flight professional football fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance features eight teams with 52-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule beginning February 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and culminating with the Alliance Championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on April 27, 2019. Additional broadcast and distribution partners include Turner Sports — TNT and B/R Live — as well as the NFL Network. Fans can stream key Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated gaming options. With a focus on player well-being on and off the field, The Alliance provides players with a commitment to safety and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. For more information, visit https://aaf.com/.
The eight cities, stadiums and head coaches are as follows:
- Orlando Apollos / Spectrum Stadium / Steve Spurrier
- Atlanta Legends / Georgia State Stadium / Kevin Coyle
- Memphis Express / Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium / Mike Singletary
- Salt Lake Stallions / Rice-Eccles Stadium / Dennis Erickson
- Arizona Hotshots / Sun Devil Stadium / Rick Neuheisel
- San Diego Fleet / San Diego County Credit Union Stadium / Mike Martz
- Birmingham Iron / Legion Field Stadium / Tim Lewis
- San Antonio Commanders / Alamodome / Mike Riley
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