Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/2/13
AFL in the RIP The Moda Center (formerly known as The Rose Garden) has landed Rip City an Arena Football team that will begin play in 2014. Here’s the release. Portland’s landscape of professional sports teams will have a new member beginning in March 2014 as the Arena Football League (AFL) returns to the Rose City for the first time since 1999. The yet-to-be named franchise will be owned by Terry W. Emmert, CEO of Clackamas-based Emmert International, an engineered transport and structural relocation company specializing in ultra-heavy duty transit. Plans for the new team will be unveiled as part of a media briefing inside the Moda Center, future home arena for the franchise. “Moda Center” Lands Arena Football League Franchise www.blazersedge.com The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that the “Moda Center” has landed an Arena Football League that will begin play in March 2014. Follow NWSB on our Facebook page for live 24-7-365 updates of all our Northwest Sports Teams!!
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