AIF looks at York as possible expansion cityThe American Indoor Football announced it will hold a regular season professional arena football game in York Pennsylvania on April 14th, 2012 to test the market of York as a potential future AIF expansion city. The game will feature the four year old Harrisburg Stampede from Harrisburg Pa. against the expansion Virginia Badgers from Fredericksburg Virginia. The Harrisburg Stampede will be the host team.
The game will be held at the York City Ice Arena, South Central Pennsylvania’s Premier Ice Facility. Fans will see this arena transformed from ice skating to arena football as the hockey glass will be removed and the dasher walls padded, a fifty yard artificial turf field will be trucked in and laid down and goal posts will be suspended from the ceiling. Mike Cleveland General Manager of the York City Ice Arena says “he and his staff are excited about hosting this professional arena football game this spring, the York City Ice Arena is known as the premier ice skating and a multi-purpose venue in the area. The AIF has a great entertainment product and has been a pleasure to work with”.
Tickets for the game will be go on sale in the near future and all seats will be $10.00 . Fans will see AIF players that come from all walks of life, many are former Division 1 college players some with National Football League, Canadian Football League or Arena Football League experience.
John Morris AIF CEO says “York is being strongly considered as a potential AIF expansion market potentially as early as the 2013 season. The City of York was chosen as a site for this game due to their strong commitment to local sports and recreation activities”.
When asked about this event coming to York Mayor Kim Bracey stated “this is yet another exciting and great event coming to the City of York that I am sure families will enjoy”.
For more information or to purchase tickets for this game go to www.harrisburgstampede.com.