|Date||July 30, 1988|
|Arena||Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois|
|MVP||Steve Griffin, WR/DB, Detroit|
|Ironman of the Game||Dwayne Dixon, WR/LB, Detroit|
|Winning Coach||Tim Marcum|
|Losing Coach||Perry Moss|
|Announcers||Roger Twibell and Steve Raible|
Arena Bowl '88 (or Arena Bowl II) was the Arena Football League's second-ever championship game. The game featured the #2 Detroit Drive (9-3) against the #1 Chicago Bruisers (10-1-1). With just 37 combined points it is the lowest scoring Arenabowl in history. Chicago's 13 points are the lowest amount of points by a single team in Arenabowl history.
In the second quarter, Detroit took control with FB/LB Walter Holman getting an eight-yard touchdown run, while fellow FB/LB Jim Browne got a two-yard touchdown run.
After a scoreless third quarter, Chicago managed to respond with FB/LB Billy Stone getting a 10-yard touchdown run (with a failed two-point conversion).
Afterwards, the Drive wrapped up its first ArenaBowl title with kicker Novo Bojovic getting a 17-yard field goal.
- DET - Ingold 1 run (Bojovic kick)
- CHI - McDade 3 pass from Bennett (Morales kick)
- DET - Holman 8 run (Bojovic kick)
- DET - Browne 2 run (Bojovic kick)
- CHI - Stone 10 run (Morales kick failed)
- DET - FG Bojovic 5