NEW YORK - Despite rumors and reports to the contrary, the Arena Football League Board of Directors has not suspended the 2009 season at this time. The Board met via conference call this evening.
The Board will continue to meet regularly to examine any and all long-term structural improvement options for the AFL.
The move would not have affected the Tri-Cities Fever, which is in the AF2. The AF2 operates independently from the AFL. Fever G.M. Randy Schillinger says histeam is in great shape and he's happy with the legue.
The numbers seem to work better in the AF2, where payroll is a a VERY small expense. The AF2 teams pay playes 200 dollars a game. The AFL players are paid salairies, ranging from $28,000 to $120,000 a season.