BALTIMORE, MD – The two-seed Baltimore Brigade (7-5) begin their quest for an ArenaBowl XXXI title this Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, taking on the three-seed, defending-champion Philadelphia Soul (7-5). Sunday night’s matchup is the first meeting of a two-game series and a rematch of last season’s semifinals. Baltimore will host the second game of the series on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena.
Tickets for the July 20 game at Royal Farms Arena are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Brigade Ticket Sales office at 667-930-0200 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brigade and Soul split the season series, 2-2. Philadelphia won the last meeting, 49-48, in Week 12. Brigade quarterback and AFL MVP candidate Randy Hippeard threw for 17 touchdowns and no interceptions in four games against the Soul this season.
FULL BRIGADE SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE:
GAME ONE: Baltimore Brigade at Philadelphia Soul; Sunday, July 15, at 6 p.m. ET
GAME TWO: Philadelphia Soul at Baltimore Brigade; Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. ET
The winner of the series will be determined by combining the score of the two games. The team with the highest aggregate score after Game 2 will advance to ArenaBowl XXXI. If teams split Games 1 and 2 and the aggregate score is tied following regulation of the second game, the game will move to a standard overtime period to determine which team will advance.
ArenaBowl XXXI will take place the weekend of July 28 and be hosted by the participating team with the highest regular season home attendance average.
All five games of the AFL postseason will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network.