AAFL postpones inaugural season until 2009

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- All the hype, the TV and radio advertisements, the billboards, apparently wasn't enough to save The All American Football League's (AAFL) inaugural season.

The AAFL has announced the postponement of its inaugural season until 2009.

"Obviously we're disappointed," said Team Tennessee spokesperson Nathan Kirkham, "first and foremost for the fans because we feel we could have given them something to be proud of (this year)."

AAFL sponsors, including New Balance, Baden Sports and Rogers Athletic, have committed to remain on board for the 2009 season, according to the team's website.

Also still in place for the 2009 season are a national radio partnership with Touchdown Radio & SportsDay Productions, and an internet broadcast partnership with PlayOn! Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting.

"We are so very fortunate to have built partnerships with companies who are partners in the truest sense of the word," said Keenan Davis, AAFL VP of League Operations and COO. "We sincerely appreciate their support as we progress toward our new goal of a 2009 inaugural season."

All fans who have purchased tickets to 2008 AAFL games will receive a full refund. Credit cards will be credited and any checks received will be returned.


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