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The Alliance of American Football (AAF) and NFL Network announced a multi-year programming deal that includes live event coverage of the Alliance’s inaugural season.
NFL Network will televise 19 AAF games in 2019, starting with a matchup between the Salt Lake Stallions and the Arizona Hotshots on Sunday, Feb. 10. Following the opening weekend, NFL Network will air two games per week in primetime on Saturday and Sunday night.
"NFL Network understands the mission and vision for the Alliance," said Charlie Ebersol, Alliance co-founder and CEO. "This partnership will keep professional football in its primetime television spot, allowing fans to continue watching America's most popular sport well into the spring."
"Having live football games on NFL Network in February, March and April will be a great addition to our lineup and a nice complement to our coverage of the NFL Combine and NFL Draft," said Mark Quenzel, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production at NFL Network.
|2019 AAF on NFL Network Broadcast Schedule|
|Sunday, Feb. 10||Salt Lake Stallions at Arizona Hotshots|
|Saturday, Feb. 16||Arizona Hotshots at Memphis Express|
|Sunday, Feb. 17||Atlanta Legends at San Diego Fleet|
|Saturday, Feb. 23||Memphis Express at Orlando Apollos|
|Sunday, Feb. 24||San Antonio Commanders at San Diego Fleet|
|Saturday, March 2||San Diego Fleet at Memphis Express|
|Sunday, March 3||Atlanta Legends at Arizona Hotshots|
|Saturday, March 9||Salt Lake Stallions at San Diego Fleet|
|Sunday, March 10||San Antonio Commanders at Arizona Hotshots|
|Saturday, March 16||Arizona Hotshots at Orlando Apollos|
|Sunday, March 17||Birmingham Iron at San Diego Fleet|
|Saturday, March 23||Salt Lake Stallions at San Antonio Commanders|
|Sunday, March 24||Birmingham Iron at Memphis Express|
|Saturday, March 30||San Diego at Salt Lake Stallions|
|Sunday, March 31||Arizona Hotshots at San Antonio Commanders|
|Saturday, April 6||San Diego Fleet at Orlando Apollos|
|Sunday, April 7||Birmingham Iron at Arizona Hotshots|
|Saturday, April 13||Atlanta Legends at Memphis Express|
|Sunday, April 14||Arizona Hotshots at San Diego Fleet|
*All games will air at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network
Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, the Alliance of American Football is a professional football league founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and NFL Hall of Famer Bill Polian. The Alliance features eight teams with 52-player rosters. The inaugural 10-week regular season begins Feb. 9 on CBS.
For more information, visit the AAF website.