Statement from the Orlando Apollos
ORLANDO - On behalf of everyone with the Orlando Apollos organization, we were shocked and incredibly disappointed to learn of the decision to suspend football operations in The Alliance of American Football.
The Alliance produced a quality professional football product, and it's been our privilege to build the Orlando Apollos into a championship team with a league-best 7-1 record. The Greater Orlando community embraced our team from the beginning. Enthusiasm continued to grow throughout the season as large crowds of passionate fans supported us at Spectrum Stadium for our home games, and many others watched and rooted for the Apollos' success from afar.
While all startups encounter some challenges, we believed we could address ours in the offseason after bringing the City of Orlando a championship and a successful completion to the league's first season.
We are extremely grateful to our players, coaches, staff, corporate partners and especially our fans who fervently supported us as Orlando's professional football team.
We hope to be able to share information from The Alliance about ticket refunds in the future.
Thank you for your support and for believing in us.
Steve Spurrier, Head Coach
Tim Ruskell, General Manager
Michael Waddell, Team President
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Alliance of American Football Stories from April 2, 2019
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- Statement from the Orlando Apollos - Orlando Apollos
- Birmingham Iron Issues Official Statement - Birmingham Iron
- San Antonio Commanders Issue Official Statement - San Antonio Commanders
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