National Arena League Announces 2018 Championship Weekend

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Greensboro Coliseum Complex to Host Media Day and Awards Banquet

ATLANTA, GA – The National Arena League has announced the schedule for the 2018 NAL Championship Weekend.  The 2018 National Arena League Championship Game Media Day and Awards Banquet will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Sunday, August 26th. These events will occur one day prior to the 2018 National Arena League Championship Game between the Columbus Lions and the Carolina Cobras on Monday, August 27, at the Greensboro Coliseum with kickoff set for 7pm. The NAL Championship Media Day will be open to the public, however, the NAL Awards Banquet will be invitation only. Both the Media Day and the Awards Banquet will be broadcasted via Facebook Live on the National Arena League Facebook page.

The 2018 National Arena League Championship will be broadcasted on YouTube Live and a link to the game will be posted on the league’s social media pages along with the Carolina Cobras and Columbus Lions social media pages. Tickets for the Championship game are now available.  To get your tickets, call 336-455-7232 or visit the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office.

For any media and credential requests for the championship game contact steven@carcobras.com.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Media Day  (Open to all Media & The Public)

Sunday, August 26th (12:00pm-1:30pm) Greensboro Coliseum Terrace

-     Welcome by Steven Shotola

  • Introduction of the Columbus Lions Head Coach Jason Gibson and a panel of Lions players including Mason Espinosa, Steve Miller, Jarmon Fortson.
  • Introduction of the Carolina Cobras Head Coach and a panel of Cobras players including Charles McCullum, Mike Green, Tyron Laughinghouse.
  • NAL Championship Trophy Reveal
  • Opening Statements from Lions Head Coach Jason Gibson
  • Opening Statements from Cobras Head Coach Billy Back
  • Comments from Panel of Lions Players
  • Comments from Panel of Cobras Players
  • Open Floor Q&A for Coaches and Players
  • Breakout Interviews for all Coaches and Players
  • NAL Expansion Update from NAL Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy

NAL Board of Advisors Meeting (Member Teams’ Advisory Members ONLY)

Sunday, August 26th (2:00-4:00pm) Greensboro Coliseum Conference Room

Agenda Items for Discussion

  • Player Compensation
  • IronMan Rules
  • Formation of NAL Media Department
  • Referee Training Program



Awards Banquet (Invitation Only, Adult Only Event, Business Attire Required)

Sunday, August 26th (7:00-10:00pm) Greensboro Coliseum Terrace

  • Dinner
  • NAL Awards Presentation

2018 National Arena League Championship Game, Columbus Lions vs Carolina Cobras

Monday, August 27th, (7:00pm) Greensboro Coliseum

The National Arena League is proud to announce that all fans of the National Arena League who are looking to attend the 2018 National Arena League Championship will receive a league rate of $89 plus tax per night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Greensboro. Any fans interested in staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Greensboro can call 336-292-4004 for reservations.

The National Arena League is also proud to announce that the Comfort Inn Greensboro will be the official championship hotel for the visiting Columbus Lions and their fans. All Columbus Lions fans are welcome to stay at the Comfort Inn Greensboro for a discounted fan rate of $60 plus tax per night. Any Lions’ fans interested in staying at the Comfort Inn Greensboro can call 336-544-0481 for reservations and refer to the Lions Fan Club.

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 kicked off it’s second season in April 2018 with an expansion of three teams - the Maine Mammoths, Massachusetts Pirates, and the Carolina Cobras. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at jeff@nationalarenaleague.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.

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