GREENSBORO – The Carolina Cobras of the National Arena League announced their inaugural 2018 team schedule. This year marks the first season in teams history since joining the National Arena League earlier this year. The 2018 schedule fits the April to August window with a postseason format that will result in two first-round playoff games, followed by a bye week before the NAL championship game, scheduled fit the time frame of August 25-27. The Cobras will begin the 2018 season with their first ever home game in team history against the defending NAL Champions the Jacksonville Sharks Saturday, April 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Sharks are projected to be top team in 2018, finishing their Championship Year 13-1. The Cobras first road game will be the following weekend against the Maine Mammoths Saturday, April 14 in Portland Maine. The Mammoths joined the Cobras as one of three new expansions teams that are entering their first season in the NAL.
The Cobras are scheduled to have eight homes games this year at the Greensboro Coliseum with the final regular season home game scheduled for Saturday, August 4 against the Columbus Lions. The Cobras will also have seven away games this year including two road games against the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, a top NAL team that finished the 2017 season 9-2 and appeared in the NAL Semi-Finals against the Columbus Lions.
The new schedule will allow the Cobras to play each NAL team at least twice with three bye weeks before postseason play.
The Carolina Cobras are excited to launch their first season of play since forming the team in November, a full 2018 Carolina Cobras schedule is listed below, though dates and times are subject to change and theme nights to be announced at a later date. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
Carolina Cobras 2018 Schedule
Week 1: Jacksonville (Saturday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 2: at Maine (Saturday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 3: Massachusetts (Saturday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 4: at Jacksonville (Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 5: Lehigh Valley (Saturday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 6: at Columbus (Saturday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 7: Massachusetts (Saturday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 8: Bye Week
Week 9: at Lehigh Valley (Saturday, June 2, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 10: Jacksonville (Saturday, June 9, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 11: Bye Week
Week 12: Columbus (Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 13: at Maine (Saturday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 14: Bye Week
Week 15: Lehigh Valley (Saturday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 16: at Massachusetts (Friday, July 20, 7:00 p.m..)
Week 17: at Lehigh Valley (Saturday, July 28, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 18: Columbus (Saturday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.)
ABOUT THE CAROLINA COBRAS
The Carolina Cobras are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Carolina Cobras will play their inaugural season in 2018 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Cobra Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (336) 445-7232 or visit carcobras.com. Follow the Cobras on Facebook at facebook.com/carcobras, twitter.com/carcobras and instagram.com/carcobras.
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. The National Arena League will kick off its second season in April of 2018. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at firstname.lastname@example.org or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at email@example.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/natiionalarenaleague.