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2019 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration April 26 – August 11, 2019
Regular season
League postseason
ArenaBowl XXXII
AFL seasons
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The 2019 Arena Football League season is the 32nd season in the history of the Arena Football League (AFL). Prior to the start of the season, the league expanded from four to six teams with two added expansion teams. The 12-game regular season began on April 26 and will end on July 21.

League businessEdit

TeamsEdit

For the first time since 2011, the AFL entered the season with more teams than it had the previous season, adding an expansion team and reactivating another that had been dormant for over a decade.

The league announced the Atlantic City Blackjacks expansion team on January 22, 2019, that is operated by the same ownership group as the Albany Empire.[1][2] On February 7, 2019, the league re-added the Columbus Destroyers as another expansion team to bring the league back to six teams.[3]

Schedule and playoff changesEdit

The 2019 season consists of a 13-week schedule during which each team will play 12 games and have one bye week.

At the end of the regular season, the top four teams will participate in the ArenaBowl playoffs, in which the top seed will face the 4th seed while the 2nd seed will face the 3rd seed in a home and home series. The team in each series with the highest aggregate score will advance to the ArenaBowl. If the aggregate score in either series is tied after the second game in the home-and-home semifinals, the game will continue in the AFL's standard overtime format. While the semifinals will consist of two games in each pairing, ArenaBowl XXXII will still be one game.[4]

Regular season standingsEdit

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2019 Arena Football League standings
Team Overall Points Records
W L PCT PF PA Home Away GB STK
Albany Empire xy 9 2 .818 548 447 4–1 5–1 W1
Philadelphia Soul x 7 4 .636 496 458 4–2 3–2 2 W4
Washington Valor x 6 5 .545 482 502 3–2 3–3 3 W1
Baltimore Brigade x 6 5 .545 465 411 4–2 2–3 L1
Atlantic City Blackjacks 4 7 .364 490 515 3–2 1–5 5 L1
Columbus Destroyers 1 10 .091 344 492 1–5 0–5 8 L4

y - clinched regular season title
x - clinched playoff berth <section end=standings />

PlayoffsEdit

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AttendanceEdit

Announced attendance figures for each home game. In the weekly columns, dashes (—) indicate away games or a bye week, while bold font indicates the highest attendance of each team.

Team / Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Total Average
Albany Empire 11,682 9,208 8,744 10,287 9,417   Template:Sum Script error
Philadelphia Soul 9,245 9,843 8,672 7,164 6,910 10,564 Template:Sum Script error
Washington Valor 8,044 6,357 7,179 6,795 7,136   Template:Sum Script error
Columbus Destroyers 7,035 6,122 6,029 6,260 7,604 9,275 Template:Sum Script error
Atlantic City Blackjacks 6,139 4,054 4,386 4,632 7,104   Template:Sum Script error
Baltimore Brigade 5,195 4,381 4,990 4,079 4,206 4,609 Template:Sum Script error
Total 26,122 19,728 22,877 17,446 14,587 22,048 23,480 20,349 23,816 21,906 7,104 13,884   Template:Sum  
Average 8,707 6,576 7,626 5,815 4,862 7,349 7,827 6,783 7,939 7,302 7,104 6,942     7,071

Updated through games of July 14, 2019.

ReferencesEdit

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