Arena football history began when James Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League, was attending the game of the Major Indoor Soccer League on
Over the next five years, he continued to successfully modify the games rules. Today the game is played in arenas where hockey teams play, due to the fact that the arena football field is the same width (85 feet) as a standard NHL hockey rink. The field is 50 yards long with 8 yard end zones. Depending on the stadium in which a game is being played, the end zones may be rectangular (like a basketball court) or semi-circular (like a hockey rink).
After the rise and fall of the U S Football League in 1985, James Foster further improved the game. On
The arena football information features James Foster and his business partners from Gridiron Enterprises, Inc. who decided to sell their licenses to major markets investors and in such a way enabled the private teams' ownership. On
Interesting arena football information is that in the 1997 season the league commissioner post was occupied by C. David Baker. What followed was a 'helmet-popping', 'heart-stopping' and high-scoring' experience. The leaders were Rattlers, who led the circuit of 14 teams with approximately 16,000 fans at each match. They demanded their second Arena Bowl XI title against the Barnstormers in the 17,436 fans' presence. During those seven days, the American Football League Board of Directors gave a team expanse in 1999 to NY,
Nowadays arena football information reports that many arena football events feature more competing teams than in the previous years.