Indoor Football returns to Baltimore
September 6, 2013 - American Indoor Football (AIF) News Release
C&G Sports Management is proud to announce the return of Professional Indoor Football to the Charm City of Baltimore Maryland in 2014. The new team will be run under the management of C&G Sports Management a newly formed comprehensive sports and recreational management organization that specializes in sports programs.
Baltimore has a rich history of indoor football having previously being home to the Baltimore Mariners for four years. The Mariners share an elite status of being one of just a few indoor teams to go undefeated when they went 16-0 and won the AIFA Championship in 2010.
The team has signed an agreement with The Baltimore Arena in Baltimore where they will play their home games for the upcoming season in 2014. C & G Sports Management have also come to agreement with the American Indoor Football (AIF) league. "The AIF has a strong foundation and has been around for nine years now. Their focus on remaining regional which allows owners to create budgets which will be more sustainable over the long term was very attractive to us. With the strength of the competition this league offers and the history the Mariners have had here previously, it was obvious where we belonged", said owner Tom Conserette.
The goal of the organization is to provide low cost family-friendly entertainment first and foremost, and contribute to the betterment of the local community. In addition to general sports entertainment, the organization will also have a dance team and mascot. . These three aspects combined will contribute to the entertainment value of our services and will host promotional and community events, collaborate with local non-profit events, and organize volunteer opportunities.
After the 2010 departure of the Mariners, we feel there was a void left in professional indoor football not only for the fans, but for perspective players, coaches, and personnel who have a passion for the sport. C & G Sports Management will open opportunities for employment as well as satiate a need in the community for a local professional indoor football team to rally behind.
The organization is preparing a press conference for late September to unveil their plans for the upcoming season along with their team name and logo. Dates will be announced as soon as logistics have been worked out with all parties.
When asked AIF owner John Morris is extremely excited about bringing the AIF brand of indoor football back to Baltimore and 1st Mariner Arena. The AIF has received an enormous amount of inquiries from the fans of indoor football in Baltimore area over the last several years wanting to see a team back in town. We are pleased that with the ownership group of C & G Sports Management that the AIF was able to bring this great product back to Baltimore.
Frank Remsch states that "I am thrilled to announce that the Baltimore Arena is welcoming the return of Indoor football to the City of Baltimore. Indoor football brings another element of variety to the many sporting events we have this year at the Baltimore Arena. As General Manager of the arena I couldn't be happier to see this exciting event back home for our Baltimore fans."
"The new management team of Scott Garrity and Tom Consere, along with the continued leadership of John Morris with the AIF, have worked hard to bring this team to town and they have our full support as we look forward to an exciting season."
• Discuss this story on the American Indoor Football message board...
American Indoor Football Stories from September 6, 2013
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.