STATEMENT FROM ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE COMMISSIONER RANDALL BOE
Courtesy: AFL Communications
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Arena Football League (AFL) announced today that it has filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and is fully ceasing operations. AFL Commissioner Randall Boe said, “We’re all disappointed that we couldn’t find a way forward and we wanted to thank our fans, our players, coaches, and everyone who loved the Arena Football League. We love the game and tried very hard to make it successful, but we simply weren’t able to raise the capital enough to grow the league, resolve the substantial legacy liabilities and make it financially viable.”
The league suspended local business operations in October and had been evaluating potential strategic operations before making the decision to suspend operations. Refunds are being processed and should be completed in a few weeks. We are thankful for the fans, athletes, coaches, personnel, partners, and sponsors over the years who poured immense passion into the league.