Going through football withdrawal? I may have your fix….
The Carolina Energy, a professional Arena Football Team, announced they will kick off their inaugural season on March 24th at Bojangles’ Coliseum.
“Carolina Energy is excited to become a part of the community and bring a different kind of sports entertainment to the Queen City,” said head coach Ervin Bryson. “Through our community engagement efforts and by offering an experience unlike any other sporting event, we look forward to creating new arena football fans—from families to young professionals and college students.”
The team is part of the American Arena League (AAL), which formed as the result of a recent merger between two previous leagues—Arena Pro Football and the Can-Am Indoor Football League.
Unlike the NFL, professional arena football is played indoors on a 50-yard turf field, resulting in a fast-paced, high-scoring game similar to basketball. Each sideline is composed of heavily padded walls that mark out of bounds. There are only eight players per team on the playing field at a time instead of 11, and the arena football team has a 21-man roster.
The Carolina Energy will offer tailgating, food trucks, bouncy houses and a DJ outside before the games.
Individual home game tickets and season tickets are available now and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles’ Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets start at $10 for groups of 10 or more, and individual tickets range from $12 to $27 (plus applicable service charges). Season tickets, group rates, birthday packages and VIP seating are also available.
Below is a full lineup of Carolina Energy’s home games during the 2018 season.
|Carolina Energy vs. Triangle Torch||Saturday, March 24||6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)|
|Carolina Energy vs. High Country Grizzlies||Saturday, April 14||6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)|
|Carolina Energy vs. Coastal Outlaws||Saturday, May 5||6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)|
|Carolina Energy vs. Glens Falls Gladiators||Saturday, May 26||6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)|
|Carolina Energy vs. Florida Tarpons||Saturday, June 2||6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)|