PORTLAND – The Maine Mammoths of the National Arena League announced their inaugural 2018 schedule. This year marks the first season for the Mammoths and first season with the National Arena League. The 2018 schedule fits an 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 to fit the time frame of August 25th- 27th. The Mammoths will have eight home games, seven away games, three bye weeks and one back-back home game. The Mammoths will begin the 2018 season on the road against the rival Massachusetts Pirates at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. on Saturday, April 7th at 7 p.m.The Mammoths’ home opener is set for Saturday, April 14th against the newly formed Carolina Cobras, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena.
Following the home opener, the Mammoths will play against the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks on Saturday, April 21st at 7 p.m. before entering their first bye week. After their first bye week, the Mammoths will return with a home game against the 2017 NAL Champions, the Jacksonville Sharks, on Saturday May 5th at 7 p.m. Next, the team will hold its second bye week on May 20th before hosting the Massachusetts Pirates on Saturday June, 2nd at 7 p.m. The Mammoths will enter their third and final bye week on July 7th before holding back-back home games against Columbus on Saturday July, 14th at 7 p.m. and Lehigh Valley on Saturday July, 21st at 7 p.m.
The Mammoths will host their final home game and final game of the regular season against the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday, August 4th in Portland, Maine. The new schedule will allow the Mammoths to play every NAL team at least twice this season, and is subject to change. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
Maine Mammoths 2018 Schedule
Week 1: at Massachusetts (Saturday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 2: Carolina (Saturday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 3: at Lehigh Valley (Saturday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 4: Bye
Week 5: Jacksonville (Saturday May 5, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 6: at Massachusetts (Saturday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 7: at Jacksonville (Saturday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: Massachusetts (Saturday June 2, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 10: at Columbus (Saturday, June 9, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 11: Lehigh Valley (Saturday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 12: at Jacksonville (Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 13: Carolina (Saturday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 14: Bye
Week 15: Columbus (Saturday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.)
Week 16: Lehigh Valley (Saturday July 21, 7 p.m.)
Week 17: at Columbus (Saturday July 28, 7 p.m.)
Week 18: Jacksonville (Saturday August 4, 7 p.m.)
ABOUT THE MAINE MAMMOTHS
The Maine Mammoths are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Maine Mammoths will play their inaugural season in 2018 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME. Mammoth Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (207) 228-1138 or visit mainemammoths.com. Follow the Mammoths on Facebook at facebook.com/mainemammoths, twitter.com/mainemammoths and instagram.com/mainemammoths.
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 email@example.com or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/natiionalarenaleague.