American football ball on grass of football arena
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Arena League to Announce Springfield Football Franchise Thursday

The Arena League is in town, presumably to award a football team to Springfield.

The new indoor league has announced Springfield is among ten finalists to host a team in the inaugural 2024 season.

Home games would be played in the new 6,600 seat multi-purpose arena being built at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The complete list of cities named as finalists can be found below:

  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Waterloo, Iowa
  • Dubuque, Iowa
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Duluth, Minnesota
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • Wichita Falls, Texas

A press conference will be held Thursday morning, where the owners of the AFL will be in Springfield to announce a new partnership with the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

Tim Brown, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL hall of famer, who is commissioner of the league, will be in attendance at the press conference.

Press conference organizers handed out miniature footballs to media with the headline “The Arena League is Coming to Springfield.”