ArenaCup

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The ArenaCup was the af2's championship game. For the league's first five years, it was held at the arena of the higher seeded team. However, the 2005 ArenaCup was the first to be played at a neutral site in Bossier City, Louisiana. The 2006 ArenaCup was played in Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan.[1] On August 25, 2007, ArenaCup 8 returned to Bossier City, LA.[2] ArenaCup 9 was played at the arena of the higher seeded team, the Spokane Shock. ArenaCup 10 was held at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

For the 2000 and 2001 ArenaCups, the game was televised nationally by TNN (now Spike TV), who carried AFL games at the time. However, when the AFL announced their televised games would be shown on NBC rather than TNN, the ArenaCup telecast was lost. The 2002 ArenaCup was televised by the Vision Network, and the 2003 game was televised by KWHB, a local station in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After having no television coverage in 2004, the game was telecast nationally by Fox Sports Net in 2005 and Comcast Sports Net in 2006.

The ArenaCup, along with all assets of af2, were purchased by Arena Football 1 (now the current incarnation of the Arena Football League) in December 2009. Because that league uses the ArenaBowl as its championship, the ArenaCup was retired.

Past ArenaCup results[edit]

Game Date Played Winning Team Losing Team Site
ArenaCup I August 10, 2000 Quad City Steamwheelers 68 Tennessee Valley Vipers 59 iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois
ArenaCup II August 10, 2001 Quad City Steamwheelers 55 Richmond Speed 51 iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois
ArenaCup III August 23, 2002 Peoria Pirates 65 Florida Firecats 47 Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois
ArenaCup IV August 23, 2003 Tulsa Talons 58 Macon Knights 40 The Ford Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma
ArenaCup V August 27, 2004 Florida Firecats 39 Peoria Pirates 26 Germain Arena in Estero, Florida
ArenaCup VI August 27, 2005 Memphis Xplorers 63 Louisville Fire 41 CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana
ArenaCup VII August 26, 2006 Spokane Shock 57 Green Bay Blizzard 34 José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico
ArenaCup VIII August 25, 2007 Tulsa Talons 73 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 66 CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana
ArenaCup IX August 25, 2008 Tennessee Valley Vipers 56 Spokane Shock 55 (OT) Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington
ArenaCup X August 22, 2009 Spokane Shock 74 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 27 Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada

Most ArenaCup Championships Won[edit]

Team Championships Winning years
Quad City Steamwheelers 2 2000, 2001
Tulsa Talons 2 2003, 2007
Spokane Shock 2 2006, 2009
Florida Firecats 1 2004
Memphis Xplorers 1 2005
Peoria Pirates 1 2002
Tennessee Valley Vipers 1 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 ArenaCup to be played in Puerto Rico". Af2. 2006-07-21. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  2. ^ "2007 ArenaCup returns to Bossier-Shreveport". Af2. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2007-06-10.