The Foster Trophy is awarded to the ArenaBowl winner
|First played||August 1, 1987|
|Recent and upcoming games|
|ArenaBowl XXV (August 10, 2012)
Arizona Rattlers 72, Philadelphia Soul 54
|ArenaBowl XXVI (August 17, 2013)
Arizona Rattlers 48, Philadelphia Soul 39
The ArenaBowl is the Arena Football League's championship game. From 1987 to 2004, the ArenaBowl was hosted by either the team with the better regular-season record or the higher seeding in the playoffs. From ArenaBowl XIX in 2005 until ArenaBowl XXII in 2008, the game was played at a neutral site. When the AFL returned in 2010, the original format was used for this and the next season; since 2012, the latter format is being used. ArenaBowl XXV was held in New Orleans; the first neutral-site ArenaBowl since ArenaBowl XXII in New Orleans.
The ArenaBowl, its trophy and all related intellectual property were purchased by Arena Football 1 on December 7, 2009, along with the rest of the assets of the AFL after it declared bankruptcy. Arena Football 1 eventually assumed the AFL identity, and later announced that the ArenaBowl would continue as the AFL's championship game.
The bas-relief football players on the trophy were originally sculpted in Azbro Wax by Massachusetts sculptor James Linehan for the company New England Pewter.
The current ArenaBowl Champions are the Arizona Rattlers, who won their fourth ArenaBowl championship in 2013.
On January 14, 2013, the Arena Football League's Board of Directors voted to award ArenaBowl XXVI to Orlando in the summer of 2013. The game is scheduled for August 17 at 1 PM and will be televised live by CBS. 
|Game||Date||Winning Team||Losing Team||Site||Attendance|
|ArenaBowl I||August 1, 1987||Denver Dynamite||45||Pittsburgh Gladiators||16||Pittsburgh Civic Arena||13,232|
|ArenaBowl II||July 30, 1988||Detroit Drive||24||Chicago Bruisers||13||Rosemont Horizon||15,018|
|ArenaBowl III||August 18, 1989||Detroit Drive||39||Pittsburgh Gladiators||26||Joe Louis Arena||12,046|
|ArenaBowl IV||August 11, 1990||Detroit Drive||51||Dallas Texans||27||Joe Louis Arena||19,875|
|ArenaBowl V||August 17, 1991||Tampa Bay Storm||48||Detroit Drive||42||Joe Louis Arena||20,357|
|ArenaBowl VI||August 22, 1992||Detroit Drive||56||Orlando Predators||38||Orlando Arena||13,680|
|ArenaBowl VII||August 21, 1993||Tampa Bay Storm||51||Detroit Drive||31||Joe Louis Arena||12,989|
|ArenaBowl VIII||September 2, 1994||Arizona Rattlers||36||Orlando Predators||31||Orlando Arena||14,368|
|ArenaBowl IX||September 1, 1995||Tampa Bay Storm||48||Orlando Predators||35||ThunderDome||25,087|
|ArenaBowl X||August 26, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm||42||Iowa Barnstormers||38||Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium||11,411|
|ArenaBowl XI||August 25, 1997||Arizona Rattlers||55||Iowa Barnstormers||33||America West Arena||17,436|
|ArenaBowl XII||August 23, 1998||Orlando Predators||62||Tampa Bay Storm||31||Ice Palace||17,222|
|ArenaBowl XIII||August 21,1999||Albany Firebirds||59||Orlando Predators||48||Pepsi Arena||13,652|
|ArenaBowl XIV||August 20, 2000||Orlando Predators||41||Nashville Kats||38||TD Waterhouse Centre||15,989|
|ArenaBowl XV||August 19, 2001||Grand Rapids Rampage||64||Nashville Kats||42||Van Andel Arena||11,217|
|ArenaBowl XVI||August 18, 2002||San Jose SaberCats||52||Arizona Rattlers||14||HP Pavilion at San Jose||16,942|
|ArenaBowl XVII||June 22, 2003||Tampa Bay Storm||43||Arizona Rattlers||29||St. Pete Times Forum||20,469|
|ArenaBowl XVIII||June 27, 2004||San Jose SaberCats||69||Arizona Rattlers||62||America West Arena||17,391|
|ArenaBowl XIX||June 12, 2005||Colorado Crush||51||Georgia Force||48||Thomas & Mack Center*||10,822|
|ArenaBowl XX||June 11, 2006||Chicago Rush||69||Orlando Predators||61||Thomas & Mack Center*||13,476|
|ArenaBowl XXI||July 29, 2007||San Jose SaberCats||55||Columbus Destroyers||33||New Orleans Arena*||17,056|
|ArenaBowl XXII||July 27, 2008||Philadelphia Soul||59||San Jose SaberCats||56||New Orleans Arena*||17,244|
|ArenaBowl XXIII||August 20, 2010||Spokane Shock||69||Tampa Bay Storm||57||Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena||11,017|
|ArenaBowl XXIV||August 12, 2011||Jacksonville Sharks||73||Arizona Rattlers||70||US Airways Center||14,320|
|ArenaBowl XXV||August 10, 2012||Arizona Rattlers||72||Philadelphia Soul||54||New Orleans Arena*||13,648|
|ArenaBowl XXVI||August 17, 2013||Arizona Rattlers||48||Philadelphia Soul||39||Amway Center*||12,039|
* Neutral Site
- The Pittsburgh Gladiators relocated in 1991 to become the Tampa Bay Storm.
- The Nashville Kats relocated in 2002 to become the Georgia Force. The Kats were brought back as an expansion team in 2005 and assumed all former team history up to the point when the original Kats relocated to Georgia. The Force are regarded as a completely separate team and keep records from their establishment in 2002 to the present, similar to the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens situation in the NFL.
Most championships won
As of ArenaBowl XXVI
|Tampa Bay Storm||5||1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003|
|Arizona Rattlers||4||1994, 1997, 2012, 2013|
|Detroit Drive||4||1988, 1989, 1990, 1992|
|San Jose SaberCats||3||2002, 2004, 2007|
|Orlando Predators||2||1998, 2000|
|Grand Rapids Rampage||1||2001|
As of ArenaBowl XXVI
|San Jose SaberCats||3||1||.750||232||168||2008|
|Tampa Bay Storm*||5||4||.555||362||390||2010|
|Grand Rapids Rampage||1||0||1.000||64||42||2001|
*includes two appearances as Pittsburgh Gladiators (0–2, 42 points, 84 points allowed)
- "Amway Center to host Arena Bowl XXVI this summer". CFN13. Retrieved 30 January 2013.