Venom Game Cancelled at Ogden Knights on April 10
(Ogden, UT) April 8, 2010 - The American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) in conjunction with William Bennett, owner of TradeMark Sports Group and CEO of the Ogden Knights professional indoor football team, announce that due to an unforeseen circumstance the Ogden Knights will finish the 2010 season as a traveling team in the Western Conference, beginning with week 6 of the AIFA regular season.
"Sometimes situations arise outside the control of the league," says AIFA co-founder John Morris. "However, our job and our commitment to our member teams are to make the best decisions for all parties involved, and to facilitate the desired outcomes. We guarantee no disruption to any other member teams' home games. The same level of competition the fans and supporters have seen over the past few weeks will continue."
Due to an undisclosed and confidential matter between the Golden Spike Arena in Ogden, UT and Bennett, the Knights' remaining five home dates are no longer available. AIFA officials presented various alternatives to both the arena and Bennett before making the decision to convert the Knights into a traveling team.
According to Bennett, he is committed to supporting the Ogden Knights team as a travel team and takes his responsibility to the other member teams and the AIFA very seriously. "This is the best decision at this time," says Bennett. "We will honor our away game commitments and our commitment to the fellow teams. In addition, we will continue to stream the games on the web so that our fans can continue to follow the Knights."
"We are confident in our plan of action and our ability as a league and member teams to make this work, while still preserving the integrity of play," adds Morris.
The AIFA will detail in a subsequent release exactly how the West Division/Conference games will be handled, as to win/loss records, tie-breakers, and post season.
The American Indoor Football Association, currently in its fourth year, has a national footprint of 13 teams spanning from Wasilla, AK to San Jose, CA and from Reading, PA to Fayetteville, NC. The AIFA and its member teams provide affordable family entertainment in-and-around a professional indoor football game. They engage their fans with a unique style of football and fast-paced action. They are committed to supporting their communities through various outreach programs, fundraisers, and special events.
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