AIFA Announces Opening Game For National TV Package

The AIFA (American
Indoor Football Association)-finalist Reading Express and the Baltimore
Mariners will meet in the debut of the American Indoor Football Association’s
national television package on March 8th, 2008. The game will be played at the


The game is the first of
14 regular season contests scheduled to be televised by the league’s TV partner,
Simply Me TV. The syndication package also includes coverage of the AIFA
playoffs and league championship. The televised schedule can be modified with
two weeks notice, allowing for flexibility in selecting games with the greatest
impact on league standings and playoff position.

“We felt like the
Express deserved the opportunity to kick off our (national television)
season,” said AIFA co-founder John Morris from league headquarters in

Baltimore. “They had
a phenomenal season last year, and they are a great organization.

“I’ve been in

Reading when they’ve had
4,000 people in there, and it’s an unbelievable environment. You can feel it in
the air. There’s not a more exciting place to watch an indoor football game


The AIFA announced the
$2.5 million contract with Simply Me TV during the league’s summer meetings in

Ft. Lauderdale,
The remainder of the regular season television schedule will be released
following review by the league’s owners.

The AIFA has scheduled
league meetings for the first weekend of November in


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