Charlotte’s newest sports team will kick off its inaugural season at the end of next month.
Carolina Energy is a new professional arena football team with the American Arena League (AAL), which formed as the result of a recent merger between two previous leagues—Arena Pro Football and the Can-Am Indoor Football League.
“Carolina Energy is excited to become a part of the community and bring a different kind of sports entertainment to the Queen City,” said head coach Ervin Bryson. “Through our community engagement efforts and by offering an experience unlike any other sporting event, we look forward to creating new arena football fans—from families to young professionals and college students.”
Unlike the NFL, professional arena football is played indoors on a 50-yard turf field, resulting in a fast-paced, high-scoring game similar to basketball. Each sideline is composed of heavily padded walls that mark out of bounds. There are only eight players per team on the playing field at a time instead of 11, and the arena football team has a 21-man roster.
From the pregame show to the after-party, Carolina Energy will offer adrenaline-pumping entertainment, merchandise and gear, and even a post-game meet-and-greet with the players, coaches and staff. There will be tailgating, food trucks, bouncy houses and a DJ outside before the games.
The first game of the season will be against the Triangle Torch at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale for the entire 2018 season here on TicketNetwork.com