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Thank You, VooDoo Nation

August 10, 2015 - Arena Football League (AFL) - New Orleans VooDoo News Release


With the New Orleans VooDoo ceasing operations yesterday evening, both former General Manager Brandon Rizzuto and the Arena Football League would like to our express our sincere thanks to our loyal fans.

FROM BRANDON RIZZUTO (ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JULY 15, 2015)

VooDoo Nation

To say the least, it's been a tough and trying year. On behalf of our front office staff, coaching staff, and support staff, I personally thank you for your loyalty to the New Orleans VooDoo. I cannot express enough how it pains me to have the franchise in its current state, and hopefully there is a future owner or investor that reads this or attends the game tonight that sees what could have been and still could be for an Arena Football franchise here in New Orleans. All along, all the organization needed was the proper internal support to succeed, as we've always had the greatest fans in the AFL. With limited resources and the smallest front office and support staff in the AFL, we all went above and beyond to provide you the best possible VooDoo experience. Is this the last home game in VooDoo history? I am unsure and only wish I could see into the future to know for sure; what I do know is that this is the last home game of the 2015 season and we are expecting the best crowd of the year.  I ask of you, VooDoo Nation, to be loud and proud all game tonight, not just for the players and coaches, but for the VooDoo Dolls, Bones, MoJo, the interns and volunteers, and the entire staff as we play our final game of 2015 in The Graveyard.

Sincerely,

Brandon Rizzuto

FROM THE ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUEFans, Players, & Coaches of the VooDoo,

It's been over a decade since New Orleans first joined the Arena Football League. During that time, the city has seen a wide array of playoff games, ArenaBowls, and other raucous atmospheres. New Orleans has always been amongst the most anticipated cities for AFL events which is part of the reason why we plan to return there one day. We very much sympathize with what VooDoo fans have been through in recent years and realize that improved ownership of the team will be a key ingredient for success in the future. That ownership will have a fertile fan base of supporters available as was seen during the final home game of the 2015 VooDoo season.

Heartfelt appreciations go out to everyone who has ever been associated with the New Orleans VooDoo.

The Arena Football League

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