arena football


Definition of arena football

: a game resembling American football that is played on a shorter indoor field between two teams of eight players each

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After a brief stint playing arena football, Gamble dedicated himself to training full-time. Washington Post, "For this former NFL player’s foundation, a new focus on empowering Baltimore’s young women," 10 Sep. 2019 Several players talked about what the fans can expect from the fast pace of arena football. Jonas Shaffer,, "For Brigade star QB Randy Hippeard, a long, strange trip through football's farthest reaches," 3 May 2018 By design, arena football fields fit perfectly inside the dimensions of a hockey rink. Ryan Finley, azcentral, "Arena Football League team could be coming to Tucson in 2019," 24 May 2018 More than 50 quarterbacks are expected to take part under the guidance of Drafts, University of South Carolina’s Stephen Garcia and former arena football quarterback Kyle Rowley, among many others. J.c. Carnahan,, "Orlando QB Shootout returns to West Orange July 7 after lengthy layoff," 27 June 2018 Sports/recreation Kansas City Phantoms (arena football) vs. Texas, May 25. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events May 24-30: Memorial Day at WWI Museum, David Koechner, James Comey | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Pro sports The Phoenix metropolitan area boasts teams in seven professional sports — baseball, basketball, football, hockey, women's basketball, arena football and soccer. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 His father, a former professional arena football player with his own large social media following, began to post videos of the bespectacled, ebullient child doing sports tricks. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, "Why Isn’t Your Toddler Paying the Mortgage?," 27 Sep. 2017 Got into an arena football camp and played one game for the Milwaukee Mustangs. Bruce Feldman,, "The Oral History of How Joe Moorhead Created Penn State's Cutting-Edge Offense," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of arena football

1986, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of arena football

US : a game that is like American football but that is played indoors on a shorter field

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