The National Arena League is the world's biggest indoor American Football competition. A very new event (having been founded in 2016), the National Arena League has signed up eight teams from Columbus, GA, Corpus Christi, Dayton, Albany, GA, Boone, NC, Jacksonville, Allentown, PA and Monterrey, Mexico - so there's a wide geographic spread. If you want to watch some high-level football during the off season, there's no better way to do so than purchasing National Arena League tickets from StubHub.
Background information about the National Arena League
Move over NFL - there's a new sport in town. Well, maybe not, but the National Arena League definitely provides a fun supplement to America's favourite sport. Founded in 2016 by the owners of the Columbus Lions, the NAL is more than just a nursery for NFL talent (although you can definitely catch future stars of the game when you head to matches). It's actually shaping up to be an incredibly competitive Arena League tournament.
For those who don't know, Arena League football is slightly different to NFL. Played indoors, it takes place on a 66 x 28 yard field and places a heavy emphasis on offense, resulting in a feast of touchdowns (and a few turnovers as well).
NAL matches take place at arenas all over the USA, with capacities ranging from 7,500 in Columbus to 18,000 in Monterrey. Thanks to the enclosed nature of the arenas and the intensity of the play, National Arena League matches tend to generate a feverish atmosphere. With the season running from March through June, if you need a football fix after the Superbowl, heading to an NAL game makes perfect sense.
Great occasions in National Arena League history
The National Arena League was only founded in 2016, so it doesn't have the heritage and illustrious past of the NFL or other indoor football competitions, but that doesn't mean it hasn't thrown up some amazing matches.
The 2017 season included some thrashings such as Jacksonville's 71-6 demolition of Corpus Christi, but there were also some close-run contests. The Tex-Mex derby between Monterrey and Corpus Christi ended 33-30 in Monterrey's favour, while the LeHigh Valley Steelhawks beat the Columbus Lions 60-54 in another thrilling match.
As you can probably see, the scores are much higher than your average NFL game. In the first 12 games, leaders Jacksonville notched up a massive 697 points. That's a lot of touchdowns, and an endless succession of exciting plays for spectators to enjoy. Expect more high scoring games when you purchase National Arena League tickets.