American Dream Set to Host 33rd ArenaBowl Championship This Summer

The Arena Football League (AFL) recently announced that it would be playing its 33rd annual championship game, ArenaBowl XXXII, on Friday, July 19 at American Dream. The event promises an exciting match between the league’s top two teams with exciting events to add on to the festivities.

The game will take place at The Rink, which has already hosted games for both hockey and basketball, now adding yet another sport to its resume. In addition, the Rink also hosted the USA Curling National Championships earlier in the year and will host the Harlem Globetrotters for 16 games in August.

“We are ecstatic that the Arena Football League has selected American Dream as the host for an exhilarating championship weekend,” said Bryan Gaus, Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Dream. “We eagerly anticipate the fast-paced action and high impact play that will be felt throughout the venue, as a new AFL champion is crowned and more dreams become reality at American Dream. This event further demonstrates that American Dream is a sought-after venue for major sporting events, alongside its premier retail, dining, and attractions.”

The AFL was founded in 1986 but began playing its first season in 1987. Over the span of nearly 4 decades, the company has recently been making more moves to grow the reach of the league by making various changes after taking a break from operating in 2019. This season is the first for the league since they decided to shut it down. The move to secure American Dream signifies their path towards a more successful and renowned league.

With the first round of the playoffs set to begin on Friday, July 5, American Dream will be preparing to hold this big game in just a few weeks.

The American Dream venue embodies the vibrancy and energy that the new AFL stands for”, said AFL Chairman Chris Chetty. “It’s the ideal backdrop for showcasing our revived league to the community and sports enthusiasts worldwide.” “The American Dream not only offers a fantastic setting for our ArenaBowl championship game but also aligns perfectly with our vision of integrating high-energy sports entertainment with family-friendly and community-focused activities.”