AFL, CBS Sports Network announce 2018 telecast schedule

April 02, 2018 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE

Las Vegas – The Arena Football League and CBS Sports Network announced Monday the telecast schedule for the 2018 AFL season. CBS Sports Network will televise nationally 12 regular season games and four postseason games, including ArenaBowl XXXI. Additionally, the Arena Football League announced a series of brand new apps, through which fans can conveniently access and enjoy AFL action all season.

CBS Sports Network opens its coverage of the 2018 AFL season on Sat., April 14 as the two-time defending-champion Philadelphia Soul take on the Albany Empire, playing in their inaugural AFL season, at 7 p.m. at Times Union Center in Albany, NY. Over the course of the 2018 regular season, CBS Sports Network will televise at least one game from each AFL market, including a league-high six in Albany. On June 15-16 (Week 10), both the Washington Valor vs. Baltimore Brigade and Philadelphia Soul vs. Albany Empire matchups will be televised by CBS Sports Network, the only week of the regular season that all AFL action will be televised nationally.

For the first time ever, AFL fans will be able to access their favorite team’s action through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox, in addition to the league’s already existing web, iOS, and Android streaming options. The new streaming platforms, in addition to those already in place, will be accessible from anywhere and will provide access to all AFL action not broadcasted by CBS Sports Network.

Under the AFL’s new postseason rules, which features a two-week, home-and-home playoff series leading up to ArenaBowl XXXI, the first and second seeds will have the option to select which weekend they will play their home playoff game. As a result, full scheduling details of the AFL Playoffs and ArenaBowl XXXI will be determined and announced at a later date.

The full 2018 AFL schedule, with nationally televised CBS Sports Network telecasts in bold, can be seen below:

WEEK DATE MATCHUP TIME TV
1 Fri., April 13

Sat, April 14

Washington Valor@ Baltimore Brigade

Philadelphia Soul @ Albany Empire

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

 

CBSSN

2 Sat., April 21 Albany Empire @ Washington Valor

Baltimore Brigade @ Philadelphia Soul

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

 

CBSSN

3 Sat., April 28 Albany Empire @ Baltimore Brigade

Washington Valor @ Philadelphia Soul

3 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

 

CBSSN

4 Fri., May 4

Sat., May 5

Philadelphia Soul @Baltimore Brigade

Washington Valor @ Albany Empire

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

 

CBSSN

5 BYE BYE BYE BYE
6 Sat., May 19 Baltimore Brigade @ Washington Valor

Albany Empire @ Philadelphia Soul

3 p.m.

6 p.m.

 

CBSSN

7 Fri., May 25

Sat., May 26

Philadelphia Soul @ Baltimore Brigade

Washington Valor @ Albany Empire

7 p.m.

6 p.m.

 

CBSSN

8 Sat., June 2 Philadelphia Soul @ Washington Valor

Baltimore Brigade @ Albany Empire

6 p.m.

7 p.m.

CBSSN
9 Sat., June 9

Sun., June 10

Baltimore Brigade @ Albany Empire

Washington Valor @ Philadelphia Soul

7 p.m.

4 p.m.

CBSSN
10 Fri., June 15

Sat., June 16

Washington Valor @ Baltimore Brigade

Philadelphia Soul @ Albany Empire

7 p.m.

6 p.m.

CBSSN

CBSSN

11 Fri., June 22

Sat., June 23

Philadelphia Soul @ Washington Valor

Albany Empire @ Baltimore Brigade

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

 

CBSSN

12 Fri., June 29

Sat., June 30

Albany Empire @ Washington Valor

Baltimore Brigade @ Philadelphia Soul

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

 
13 Sat., July 7 Baltimore Brigade @ Washington Valor

Philadelphia Soul @ Albany Empire

3 p.m.

6 p.m.

 

CBSSN

Playoffs

Week 1

July 13-15 #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed

#2 Seed vs. #3 Seed

TBD

TBD

CBSSN*

CBSSN*

Playoffs

Week 2

July 20-22 #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed

#2 Seed vs. #3 Seed

TBD

TBD

CBSSN*

CBSSN*

ArenaBowl XXXI July 26-28 TBD TBD CBSSN