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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Utah Blaze Are Back

The Utah Blaze are back and will begin playing arena football on April 9th.

The Blaze will play in the Arena Football One league. The E Center is their home. The team is coached by Ernesto Purnsley and is owned by Dave Affleck.

ABC4 has this news story about the team. Below are excerpts.

The Utah Blaze played three seasons under different ownership in the Arena Football League (AFL) before the league ceased operations in December 2008. Now the team, under new ownership, is back as a member of the newly formed Arena Football One.

“We have a lot to live up to. The Blaze was a great team and a great organization and they were one of the most thought of organizations in the AFL. We’re working to do our best to do everything that the Blaze stood for,” Affleck said.

Arena Football One, which was organized by the people who originally established the AFL 23 years ago, bid for the assets of the AFL, including trademarks and logos, and in December 2009 won the bid, paving the way for the use of the Blaze name.

See the team website for the schedule and other information.


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