Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando Predators Managing Partner Brett Bouchy reportedly have some big news for Orlando sports fans.
reportedly plan to announce at a news conference at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday
that the city has agreed to host ArenaBowl XXVI — the Arena Football
League’s 2013 championship game — at the Amway Center on Aug. 17, Bouchy told the Orlando Sentinel.
is a one-year agreement between the city and the AFL, and the game will
be televised on CBS — the first time a broadcast network will air the
ArenaBowl since 2008, the Sentinel reports.
will be the sixth neutral-site ArenaBowl since 2005, but the City
Beautiful has previously hosted non neutral-site games in 1992, 1994 and
2000, according to the Sentinel.
Vegas and New Orleans have previously hosted the ArenaBowl and USA
Today reports ArenaBowl XXII brought about $15 million to $25 million in
revenue to New Orleans.