Philadelphia Soul coming backby Eric Schwartz
Are you ready for some football? Indoor football that is.
The reborn Arena Football League is looking to bring the Philadelphia Soul back into the fold, among several other teams.
The original AFL went bankrupt last year, but promised to be back after a short renovation process. The new league is scheduled to launch in April and it hopes to have the Soul back in the fold by 2011.
Bellow is an excerpt from the Associated Press article:
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Arena Football League, reborn under new leadership after folding last year, is already looking to add teams in Philadelphia, Southern California, Denver and Pittsburgh.
Commissioner Jerry Kurz said on a conference call Wednesday that the league has had serious negotiations to place teams in those markets beginning with the 2011 season. The Philadelphia Soul won the last AFL title in 2008.
“We are so excited to be talking to the Philadelphia market and we would love nothing more than for Jon Bon Jovi, Craig Spencer and Ron Jaworski to join our league,” Kurz said. “Our ownership has already extended an offer to them to join us.
“No one has done more for the brand of arena football than that collective group.”
Kurz says a new group of owners spent $6.1 million for the assets of the defunct Arena Football League, including the name, history and records. It will relaunch in April with 15 teams — about half of them from the former AFL and the remainder from what used to be known as arenafootball2.”
It looks like the Soul will be back. No complaints here.