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AIF Comes to Raliegh

August 12, 2015 - American Indoor Football (AIF) - East Carolina Torch News Release

BALTIMORE MD, AUGUST 12TH, 2015 - A new era for American Indoor Football in Raleigh NC begins today as AIF Commissioner/CEO John Morris announced that a new team has been awarded to the area. The new club is scheduled to debut in 2016. Dorton Arena will be home base for the Triangle Torch Pro Indoor Football Team.

"With this expansion, the AIF has solidified its position in the south." States John Morris, Owner/CEO. "This fits our business model perfect and helps reduce the travel for all of our teams."


"The Torch were born out of a love for the game of football and a desire to share that love with our fellow residents of the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas. We also want to create a forum to showcase the abilities of as many of the local athletes as possible. We will be proud to represent the Triangle area as a member of the AIF (American Indoor Football League). We look forward to developing strong relationships with residents and businesses in the area as well as creating positive partnerships with our fans." States George Sutphen Owner "after experiencing the last 4 years of excitement following my son play Professional Indoor Football, I wanted to share my experience with my community, the Triangle area, and bring that same excitement to this great area." Triangle Torch joint ownership statement


Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 431,746 as of July 1, 2013. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day

Other nearby cities include Garner, Holly Springs, Consistently named top places to live and work in the US, the triangle area boast three well respected Universities including Duke University, the ever-growing Research Triangle Plaza that houses biotech and high tech firms, and last but not least, friendly southern hospitality! In addition, the fantastic climate and close proximity to the mountains and beach makes the Raleigh Durham area an ideal place to raise a family.

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