Indoor Football, National Arena League, World Gridiron

National Arena League 2020

National Arena League Logo [Reference: 3]

Standings

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Columbus Lions
Massachusetts Pirates
Jacksonville Sharks
Carolina Cobras
Orlando Predators
West Virginia Roughriders
Jersey Flight
National Arena League Standings 2020 [Reference: 1]

Playoffs Schedule

DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoffs
25.07.2020#1 Seed#4 Seed
26.07.2020#2 Seed#3 Seed
NAL Championship
08.08.2020PO 1 WinnersPO 2 Winners
National Arena League 2020 Playoffs [Reference: 2]

Regular Season Schedule

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
04.04.2020West Virginia RoughridersJacksonville Sharks
Week 2
10.04.2020Carolina CobrasWest Virginia Roughriders
11.04.2020New Jersey FlightJacksonville Sharks
11.04.2020Massachusetts PiratesOrlando Predators
Week 3
17.04.2020Columbus LionsJacksonville Sharks
18.04.2020Massachusetts PiratesNew Jersey Flight
18.04.2020West Virginia RoughridersCarolina Cobras
Week 4
25.04.2020Carolina CobrasOrlando Predators
25.04.2020New Jersey FlightColumbus Lions
25.04.2020Jacksonville SharksMassachusetts Pirates
Week 5
01.05.2020New Jersey FlightMassachusetts Pirates
02.05.2020Columbus LionsOrlando Predators
02.05.2020Jacksonville SharksWest Virginia Roughriders
Week 6
08.05.2020Massachusetts PiratesCarolina Cobras
09.05.2020Orlando PredatorsJacksonville Sharks
09.05.2020West Virginia RoughridersNew Jersey Flight
Week 7
16.05.2020Carolina CobrasMassachusetts Pirates
16.05.2020Jacksonville SharksOrlando Predators
17.05.2020Columbus LionsNew Jersey Flight
Week 8
22.05.2020Orlando PredatorsMassachusetts Pirates
23.05.2020West Virginia RoughridersColumbus Lions
Week 9
30.05.2020Jacksonville SharksColumbus Lions
30.05.2020Carolina CobrasNew Jersey Flight
30.05.2020Massachusetts PiratesWest Virginia Roughriders
Week 10
05.06.2020Orlando PredatorsNew Jersey Flight
06.06.2020Columbus LionsWest Virginia Roughriders
06.06.2020Jacksonville SharksCarolina Cobras
Week 11
13.06.2020Massachusetts PiratesColumbus Lions
13.06.2020Orlando PredatorsWest Virginia Roughriders
13.06.2020New Jersey FlightCarolina Cobras
Week 12
20.06.2020Carolina CobrasJacksonville Sharks
20.06.2020West Virginia RoughridersOrlando Predators
20.06.2020Massachusetts PiratesNew Jersey Flight
Week 13
27.06.2020Columbus LionsMassachusetts Pirates
27.06.2020Jacksonville SharksNew Jersey Flight
28.06.2020Orlando PredatorsCarolina Cobras
Week 14
02.07.2020New Jersey FlightWest Virginia Roughriders
03.07.2020Orlando PredatorsColumbus Lions
Week 15
11.07.2020Massachusetts PiratesJacksonville Sharks
11.07.2020New Jersey FlightOrlando Predators
11.07.2020Carolina CobrasColumbus Lions
Week 16
18.07.2020Columbus LionsCarolina Cobras
18.07.2020Jacksonville SharksOrlando Predators
18.07.2020West Virginia RoughridersMassachusetts Pirates
National Arena League Regular Season Schedule 2020 [Reference: 2]

Home Venues

TeamHome VenueCapacity
Carolina CobrasGreensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, No. Carolina NC 274037,000
Columbus LionsColumbus Civic Center, Columbus, Georgia GA 319017,573
Jacksonville SharksJAX Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida FL 3220413,011
Jersey FlightCURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, New Jersey NJ 086297,605
Massachusetts PiratesDCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, MA 0160814,800
Orlando PredatorsAmway Center, Orlando, Florida FL 3280617,192
West Virginia RoughridersWesBanco Arena, Wheeling, West Virginia, WV 260035,406
National Arena League Home Venues 2020 [Reference: 1]

Team Changes Since 2019

New York Streets left the NAL.

West Virginia Roughriders joined the NAL after a 10-0 Regular Season Record, and Championship win in the American Arena League in 2019 [Reference: 2]

New Jersey Flight also joined from the AAL after a 2-1 season in 2019 (they joined the League late due to an ownership change)

About the NAL

The National Arena Football is a AA (Third Level) American Football League based primarily in the Northeastern & Southeastern States of the USA. It is one of 4 AA Indoor Football Leagues in the USA, the others in the Eastern Seaboard (American Arena League), Midwest & Southwest (Champions Indoor Football) and West (American West Football Conference).

About Arena / Indoor Football

Indoor (also known as Arena) Football plays an 8 v 8 version of American Football on a converted Ice Hockey Rink 50-yards long with 2 10 -yard endzones. Teams have 5 downs (attempts) to score or the ball is turned over – 3 of which must be passing plays. It is therefore a higher scoring game than standard 11 v 11 American Football. The main difference between Arena Football and Indoor Football is that there is no rebound net either side of the goalposts in Indoor Football. Arena Football rules allow the ball stay in play when it comas back off the rebound nets.

Websites

[3] National Arena League (2020) NAL Team Directory [Internet] Available from: http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/teams/nal-team-directory.html [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[3] National Arena League (2020) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/images/logo.png [Accessed 12 February 2020]

Images

[3] National Arena League (2018) logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/images/logo.png [Accessed 26 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan & Tim Leadingham.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 12 February 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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