Shock Sold To Arena Football Partners - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Shock Sold To Arena Football Partners

Posted:
In shocking news, the Spokane Shock were sold to Arena Football Partners, LLC today. In shocking news, the Spokane Shock were sold to Arena Football Partners, LLC today.

by Spokane Shock Media Relations

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Arena Football League’s Spokane Shock announced the sale of the team today to Arena Football Partners, LLC. Arena Football Partners, LLC. is comprised of a group of friends and business associates from Washington and California, including investors from Spokane. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

“Today is about celebrating the next chapter of world-class Arena Football in Spokane and a big salute to the fans, our sponsors, the Spokane business community, and to Brady Nelson,” said Nader Naini of Arena Football Partners, LLC. “As the team’s owner Brady has done an excellent job laying a strong foundation and building an impressive organization and football experience in Spokane—all of which give us a tremendous amount to look forward to this coming season.”

The Shock will remain in Spokane and continue to play at the Spokane Arena where they’ve attracted and maintained an excellent fan base and track record. The Arena Football Partners have worked closely with Brady Nelson to ensure a smooth transition into the 2014 season. The season begins on March 15 with a matchup against the Iowa Barnstormers.

“With the recent additions to our 2014 roster, this deal comes at an exciting time for the Shock,” said Brady Nelson, former Shock owner and CEO. “We have a strong and dedicated team with a solid season ahead of us. I’m confident that the Arena Football Partners will take the Shock to the next level this year.”

“This deal is truly pivotal for the Arena Football League as a whole,” said AFL Commissioner, Jerry B. Kurz. “The sport has continued to gain momentum in the United States and the Spokane Shock is a testament to the AFL’s growing popularity as it continues to build its loyal fan base, impressive player roster and overall excellent football experience.”

Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has grown to 14 teams across the nation and has showcased its fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans across the country.

"Our ownership group is committed to bringing the Arena Bowl Championship trophy back to our fans in Spokane where it belongs," said Nader Naini of Arena Football Partners, LLC. "And given the talented coaching staff and roster that has been assembled, we are confident this will become a reality."

  • Spokane Empire

    • Spokane Empire prepare for biggest game of season

      The Spokane Empire (8-7, 7-4) will travel to Salt Lake on Friday to take on the Screaming Eagles (4-11, 3-8) and wrap up the 2017 regular season. This is a must-win game for the Empire if they want to make the Intense Conference playoffs.

    • Empire fall short against Barnstormers 58-28; suffering 3rd straight road loss

      Spokane Empire SPOKANE, WA - The Spokane Empire (8-7, 7-4) were defeated by the Iowa Barnstormers (13-2, 8-2)  in Week 17 of the 2017 IFL regular season at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA by a score of 58-28. It only took three snaps for the Barnstormers to score, as quarterback Travis Partridge connected with Brady Roland to quickly go up 7-0. Spokane signal caller Aaron Wilmer took over and though having success running the ball himself, he could not connect with a pass t...

    • Empire have sights set on playoffs against Barnstormers

      The Spokane Empire (8-6, 7-4) will travel to Des Moines on Friday to take on the Iowa Barnstormers (12-2, 8-2), with their sights set on the playoffs. This will be the Empire's second-to-last game before they finish up the regular season against the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles on June 16th.

    • Spokane Empire in danger of missing playoffs

      The Spokane Empire (8-6, 7-4) are in danger of missing the playoffs after they fell to the Arizona Rattlers (10-4, 7-1) on Saturday, 33-16. With only two games remaining in the regular season, the Empire could miss the playoffs after appearing in the 2016 United Bowl.

    • Rattlers run past Empire to claim Intense Conference crown

      Spokane, Wash. – The Arizona Rattlers (10-4) have clinched home field advantage in the Intense Conference championship with a win over the Spokane Empire (8-6) by a score of 33-16 at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington.

    • Empire will host the Rattlers for final home game of season

      The Spokane Empire (8-5, 7-3) will play their final home game of the season against the Arizona Rattlers (9-4, 6-1) on Saturday. The Empire snapped a three-game losing streak last week when they beat the Colorado Crush.

    • Empire drop 3rd straight game against Crush

      The Spokane Empire (7-5, 6-3) dropped their third straight game when they lost to the Colorado Crush (3-9, 2-8) on Thursday. Turnovers were the demise for the Empire, as quarterback Charles Dowdell threw..

    • Empire look to get back to winning ways against Crush

      The Spokane Empire (7-4,6-2) will try and end their two-game losing streak when they take on the Colorado Crush (6-4,3-1) on Thursday. This will be the third time these two teams have played this season, with the Empire outscoring the Crush 106-61 in their previous two matchups. The Spokane Empire are coming off a 62-32 loss to the Sioux Falls Storm and a 49-35 loss to the Arizona Rattlers.  This is the first time the Empire have back-to-back losses since the end of the 2016 reg...

    • Empire fall short against Arizona 49-35

      The Arizona Rattlers (7-4, 4-1) defeated the Spokane Empire (7-4, 6-2) in Week 13 of the 2017 IFL regular season at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena by a score of 49-35.

    • Empire and Rattlers battle for Intense Conference supremacy

      The Spokane Empire (7-3, 6-1) and the Arizona Rattlers (6-4, 3-1) will play each other tomorrow at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena for first place in the Indoor Football League's Intense Conference. This is the second time these two teams have played each other this season, with the Empire coming out victorious 60-51 on April 22nd. During their last matchup, the Empire's Charles Dowdell threw for 204 yards and six touchdowns in route to Spokane's victory. The Rattlers entered the...

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/