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AIF to Buffalo

April 28, 2014 - American Indoor Football (AIF) News Release

BALTIMORE MD - American Indoor Football (AIF) CEO John Morris announced that an ownership group has acquired the League's Buffalo territorial rights for the intention of placing an expansion team for the 2015 season. The AIF is a professional indoor football league with its footprint mainly concentrated on the East Coast. The AIF teams play in venues that seat anywhere from 2,000 to 15,000 fans. The AIF season runs March through May of each year.

"We proudly welcome Buffalo to American Indoor Football," said AIF CEO John Morris. "This is a transformational development that will elevate the league to new heights in that region. The Buffalo area is home to more than 1.3 million people and fits well into our geographic footprint. We look forward to an intense brand of Indoor Football that will captivate this great city."

"Buffalo is a legendary sports town with a rich history and tradition of professional football dating all the way back to the 1920's," states Jack Bowman, AIF National Director," The residents of Buffalo are the greatest sports fans in the world, and they will welcome a American Indoor Football franchise with the full-throated and loyal support they are famous for."

Said Larry Clark, Director of Marketing for the AIF, "We are pleased to be associated with this major move by AIF to increase its presence in the upstate New York market and to enhance the opportunity for the Buffalo indoor football fans to enjoy high-level play in their own city. We look forward to the opportunity to work with the ownership group to create something very special for the indoor football fans of Buffalo."

With millions of residents watching football every week, the Buffalo area is one of upstate New York's most vibrant and proud football communities. The region has filled stadiums for countless games and its teams have represented the leagues in the APFA, AFL and the NFL. Buffalo also is the fourth longest-lived of the NFL's original 13 teams and the distinction of having participated in the first NFL trade.

The new Ownership Group and venue will be introduced at a press conference in the near future. The Group also plans to hold a "Name The Team" and chose "The Team Colors" contest. Follow for upcoming details of this announcement as well as all of the latest news.

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