Indoor football fans suffered a major blow today when the AFL and the Chicago Rush announced the suspension of the 2009 seasonwhile the League works on developing a long-term plan to improve its economic model.
The Chicago Rush are just two years removed from being crowned AFL Champions and are believed to be one of the league's most successful franchises both on and off the field.
"I"m sitting here right now fully expecting to be sitting here six months from now preparing for the season," said Rush President and General Manager Mike Polisky. "We are ready to play in 2010 and expect to be there."
“We, the owners of the Arena Football League, realize we have the most fan-friendly, affordable and accessible sport anywhere,” said Jon Bon Jovi, co-owner of the ArenaBowl champion Philadelphia Soul. “These are trying economic times. The revamping will ensure that the AFL continues to provide value to its fans and not only survives but thrives in the years to come.”