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AIFL Announces First Team

October 4, 2004 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) News Release

Glen Burnie, Md. The wait is over! The Atlantic Indoor Football league is ready to announce its first team, the Johnstown RiverHawks. The team will call the Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown, PA its home for the AIFL’s inaugural season.

Rick Matsko, a Conemaugh Township High School graduate will serve as team President. Matsko brings a great understanding of minor league sports to the RiverHawks, he played five years of professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization. “Rick is the right guy for the job, added Andrew Haines, league founder. He is a Johnstown native and has a great understanding of the entertainment value of professional sports. He knows what it will take to be successful in the Johnstown community."

Matsko commented, “I could not be happier to be involved in bringing professional football back to Johnstown. I know the passion that Johnstown has for sports and I look forward to bringing a winning team to the area.”

The AIFL is an exciting brand of indoor football beginning play in Spring 2005. The league will bring affordable, family oriented entertainment and fast-paced football action to communities ready to embrace pro football.

“We are thrilled to death to have a city like Johnstown be our first team in the league,” added Haines, “it has a beautiful, newly renovated arena and a great community that is hungry for a professional indoor football team.”

For more information about the Johnstown RiverHawks please contact Rick Matsko at 443 366-9852 or email [email protected]

The Atlantic Indoor Football League is the hottest new professional football league. The AIFL’s first game debut is April 1st, 2005 in various cities. For more information about the Atlantic Indoor Football League visit or call (410) 487-0853.

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