What is arena football?

Arena Football

Arena football is a variety of gridiron football played by the Arena Football League (AFL). It is a proprietary game, the rights to which are owned by Gridiron Enterprises, and is played indoors on a smaller field than American or Canadian outdoor football, resulting in a faster and higher-scoring game. The sport was invented in 1981, and patented in 1987, by James F. Foster, Jr., a former executive of the National Football League and the United States Football League. Though not the only variant of Indoor American football, it is the most widely known, and the one on which most other forms of modern indoor football are at least partially based.

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... The Gladiators are a professional arena football franchise of the Arena Football League (AFL) based in Cleveland, Ohio ... team in 1997 and based in East Rutherford, New Jersey as a member of the Arena Football League (AFL) ...
Arena Football - Fatalities
... Although it might be attributed to the rough style of arena football, the tackle, during a first quarter kickoff, was not very different from those in stadium-played American football ... It is the only fatality in the history of the Arena Football League ...
Sports In Jacksonville, Florida - Professional Sports - Arena Football
... Jacksonville is home to the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football League team, who started play in 2010 ... was demolished to make way for the current arena ... defeating the Arizona Rattlers 73-70 in Arena Bowl XXIV ...
Las Vegas Gladiators - Team History - Cleveland Gladiators (2008–present) - 2009: AFL Suspends Operations
... The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season and it seemed that operations would be suspended indefinitely ... However, the league reorganized as Arena Football 1 before purchasing the assets of the Arena Football League, therefore assuming the AFL's history, and the Gladiators ... Soon after, Arena Football 1 decided to re-adopt the Arena Football League name ...

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