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Ontario Bandits Become Dormant for 2021 Season

05/26/2021 1:26 PM -

ATLANTA – The National Arena League has announced that the Ontario Bandits have made the decision to go dormant for the 2021 season. The Ontario Bandits Ownership reported this decision to the league this week as the NAL is scheduled to kickoff its first game of the 2021 season this Friday, May 28.

“After many conversations with the Ontario Bandits owner, it became apparent that the organization just did not have all of their necessary pieces in place in time for this season” commented Chris Siegfried, Commissioner of the National Arena League.  “We are disappointed with their decision to go dark, especially this close to the start of our season.  We will continue to support the Bandits in their pursuit of fielding a team in the future.  As for the NAL, we have made the necessary adjustments to our schedule and are excited about opening up the 2021 season this week.”

Due to the absence of the Ontario Bandits the league has made slight adjustments to it’s 2021 schedule, you can see the official 2021 schedule below or visit nationalerenaleague.com for more information.

2021 NAL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

WEEK 1
Fri. May 28 - Carolina @ Jersey
Sat. May 29 - Columbus @ Albany

BYE: Jacksonville, Orlando

WEEK 2
Fri. June 4 - Orlando @ Columbus
Fri. June 4 - Albany @ Jersey

BYE: Carolina, Jacksonville

WEEK 3
Sat. June 12 - Carolina @ Albany
Sat. June 12 - Columbus @ Jersey
Sat. June 12 - Orlando @ Jacksonville

WEEK 4
Sat. June 19 - Albany @ Orlando
Sat. June 19 - Jersey @ Carolina
Sat. June 19 - Jacksonville @ Columbus

WEEK 5
Fri. June 25 - Orlando @ Jersey
Sat. June 26 - Albany @ Jacksonville
Sat. June 26 - Columbus @ Carolina

WEEK 6
Fri. July 2- Jacksonville @ Orlando

BYE: Albany, Carolina, Columbus, Jersey

WEEK 7
Sat. July 10 - Jacksonville @ Carolina
Sat. July 10 - Jersey @ Orlando

BYE: Albany, Columbus

WEEK 8
Sat. July 17 - Jersey @ Albany
Sat. July 17 - Orlando @ Carolina
Sat. July 17 - Columbus @ Jacksonville

WEEK 9
Sat. July 24 - Carolina @ Jacksonville
Sat. July 24 - Albany @ Columbus

BYE: Jersey, Orlando

WEEK 10
Sat. July 31 - Jersey @ Columbus
Sat. July 31 - Jacksonville @ Albany
Sat. July 31 - Carolina @ Orlando

NAL POST SEASON

NAL PLAYOFFS
Sat. August 7 - TBD
Sat. August 7 - TBD

NAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat. August 14 - TBD

ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE
The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at [email protected] . For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.