ESPN Announces 2014 Arena Football League Schedule
ESPN will present more than 100 Arena Football League (AFL) games in 2014, as part of a multi-year agreement announced last year. Eleven games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, while more than 90 games will air on ESPN3, ESPN's live multi-screen sports network.
AFL games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS include ArenaBowl XXVII -- which airs Saturday, August 23, at 8 p.m., one Conference Championship and nine regular-season games. The schedule begins Sunday, April 27, with a Week 7 matchup between the Iowa Barnstormers and the 2013 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul.
All games on ESPN television networks will also be available on WatchESPN, which is accessible to fans with video subscriptions from an affiliated provider.
ESPN3 kicks off its schedule of AFL games with six contests on opening weekend, including the first game of the 2014 season -- a divisional battle between the New Orleans VooDoo and the Tampa Bay Storm (Friday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.). The live multi-screen sports network will carry more than 90 AFL regular season and playoff games. ESPN3 schedule.
Fans who receive their internet or video subscriptions from an affiliated provider will have access to ESPN3 online atWatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV and Roku. The ESPN video player will also be available on the AFL's website www.ArenaFootball.com.
ESPN's 2014 Arena Football League Television Schedule:
|Sun, Apr 27||4 p.m.||Iowa at Philadelphia||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sun, May 4||7 p.m.||Spokane at Los Angeles||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sat, May 17||10 p.m.||Portland at San Jose||ESPNEWS, WatchESPN|
|Sun, June 1||5 p.m.||San Antonio at Philadelphia||ESPNEWS, WatchESPN|
|Sat, June 7||5 p.m.||Philadelphia at Tampa Bay||ESPNEWS, WatchESPN|
|Sat, June 28||10 p.m.||Spokane at Los Angeles||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Mon, July 7||8:30 p.m.||Pittsburgh at New Orleans||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Mon, July 14||8 p.m.||New Orleans at Jacksonville||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Mon, July 21||8:30 p.m.||Tampa Bay at Spokane||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sun, Aug 10||8 p.m.||Conference Championship||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sat, Aug 23||8 p.m.||ArenaBowl XXVII||ESPN, WatchESPN|
*Schedule subject to change.