The Arena Football League has a message — “we are back!” — the league that went inactive years earlier is returning, and they’re making some history at the same time, ending up being the first American sports league with a Black commissioner at the helm!
TMZ Sports has actually discovered Lee A. Hutton III has actually been set up as the league’s brand-new commish. Hutton’s a lawyer who dealt with huge cases including the NFL and NCAA … so he’s been around the sports world for many years.
The AFL prepares to relaunch with 16 groups next year, and play a 10-game season.
The video games will be played in the summer season — a sluggish time for U.S. sports — prior to the NFL season gets up and running.
“Our dedication is to provide an expert sports occasion each week inside your home, on the shoulder of the summertime season when the world yearns for home entertainment and competitors,” Chairman Chris Chetty stated.
“We objective to produce a family-friendly, yet similarly electrical environment for our dedicated fans. As Chairman, my goal will be to alter the culture of expert sports ownership and it is with excellent self-confidence that I mention – from the owners to the gamers – we will be the most racially-diverse expert sports league worldwide.”
Of course, the AFL, which started in 1987, was when a growing league that ran for over 30 seasons … however they never ever recuperated after facing monetary problems in the late 2000s.
But, ownership of the league altered hands … and now the league’s back, and all set to play some football!
The initial AFL had celebrity owners like Jon Bon Jovi., to name a few stars. While it’s uncertain who will own the 16 brand-new groups, do not be amazed if you acknowledge a name or 2.