Monday, October 29, 2012

San Antonio Hosts Arena Football University

San Antonio had the privilege to host the Arena Football League’s annual "Arena Football University" this week. AFU is a three-day event that gives AFL teams the opportunity to come together and meet with vendors and the League office to game plan for the upcoming season.
Every year, teams vieto host the event in their city. Out of all of the offers in 2012, San Antonio was hand-picked by the League to host this year’s event. AFU was held downtown at the St. Anthony Hotel. In their down time from the event, participants were able to visit and enjoy the Riverwalk.
“We would like to thank the San Antonio Talons for serving as the host of our annual Arena Football University,” Christie Cook, AFL Senior Director of League and Team Operations, said. “This week, we spent three days as a League sharing ideas on ticket operations, corporate partnerships, merchandise, football operations, media relations and game day operations.”
Representatives from Russell Athletics and Riddell were also present showing off samples of the latest and greatest in athletic gear for the teams.
Senior account executive of the Orlando Predators, Jack Benigno was thoroughly impressed with the event.
“I found the event to be not only educational, but inspiring as well. The presentations were informative and motivating and the venue was spectacular,” Benigno said. “Kudos to the AFL and the San Antonio Talons for providing a tremendous all around experience.”

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