National Arena League Announces 2018 Championship Weekend
August 22, 2018 - National Arena League (NAL) News Release
ATLANTA, GA - The National Arena League has announced the schedule for the 2018 NAL Championship Weekend. The 2018 National Arena League Championship Game Media Day and Awards Banquet will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Sunday, August 26th. These events will occur one day prior to the 2018 National Arena League Championship Game between the Columbus Lions and the Carolina Cobras on Monday, August 27, at the Greensboro Coliseum with kickoff set for 7pm. The NAL Championship Media Day will be open to the public, however, the NAL Awards Banquet will be invitation only. Both the Media Day and the Awards Banquet will be broadcasted via Facebook Live on the National Arena League Facebook page.
The 2018 National Arena League Championship will be broadcasted on YouTube Live and a link to the game will be posted on the league's social media pages along with the Carolina Cobras and Columbus Lions social media pages. Tickets for the Championship game are now available. To get your tickets, call 336-455-7232 or visit the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office.
Media Day (Open to all Media & The Public)
Sunday, August 26th (12:00pm-1:30pm) Greensboro Coliseum Terrace
- Welcome by Steven Shotola
Introduction of the Columbus Lions Head Coach Jason Gibson and a panel of Lions players including Mason Espinosa, Steve Miller, Jarmon Fortson.
Introduction of the Carolina Cobras Head Coach and a panel of Cobras players including Charles McCullum, Mike Green, Tyron Laughinghouse.
NAL Championship Trophy Reveal
Opening Statements from Lions Head Coach Jason Gibson
Opening Statements from Cobras Head Coach Billy Back
Comments from Panel of Lions Players
Comments from Panel of Cobras Players
Open Floor Q&A for Coaches and Players
Breakout Interviews for all Coaches and Players
NAL Expansion Update from NAL Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy
NAL Board of Advisors Meeting (Member Teams' Advisory Members ONLY)
Sunday, August 26th (2:00-4:00pm) Greensboro Coliseum Conference Room
Agenda Items for Discussion
Formation of NAL Media Department
Referee Training Program
Awards Banquet (Invitation Only, Adult Only Event, Business Attire Required)
Sunday, August 26th (7:00-10:00pm) Greensboro Coliseum Terrace
NAL Awards Presentation
2018 National Arena League Championship Game, Columbus Lions vs Carolina Cobras
Monday, August 27th, (7:00pm) Greensboro Coliseum
The National Arena League is proud to announce that all fans of the National Arena League who are looking to attend the 2018 National Arena League Championship will receive a league rate of $89 plus tax per night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Greensboro. Any fans interested in staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Greensboro can call 336-292-4004 for reservations.
The National Arena League is also proud to announce that the Comfort Inn Greensboro will be the official championship hotel for the visiting Columbus Lions and their fans. All Columbus Lions fans are welcome to stay at the Comfort Inn Greensboro for a discounted fan rate of $60 plus tax per night. Any Lions' fans interested in staying at the Comfort Inn Greensboro can call 336-544-0481 for reservations and refer to the Lions Fan Club.
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