AIFA Expands to Richmond, Virginia for 2010 Season
August 1, 2008 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) News Release
BALTIMORE, Maryland (August 1, 2008) - The American Indoor Football Association has awarded an expans ion franchise to Richmond, Virginia. The team will play at the Richmond Coliseum, beginning in 2010.
The Coliseum will be one of the AIFA's larger venues, with a capacity of approximately 11,000 for indoor football. Built in 1971, the facility has hosted the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Sun Belt and Colonial Athletic Association conference tournaments and the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association. The six-level building is managed by SMG.
"We are extremely excited about this," said AIFA co-founder John Morris on This Week in the AIFA. "I think what they saw in us was our stability and our footprint. We have five or six teams with great travel to that arena, and it sets up the opportunity for great rival games.
"In Richmond, we're slated to play there in 2010. This gives us a year-and-a-half to fully work that mark et, grow with the grass roots and do what we've been able to do in some of our other markets. It's a great situation for us."
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