National Arena League Unveils 2021 Schedule

ATLANTA – The National Arena League is proud to announce today their official schedule for the 2021 season. This season the NAL will host seven teams from across the United States to play 14 games over a 17 week regular season. Each team will receive seven home and seven away games during the regular season. 

The NAL teams for 2021 include the defending NAL Champion Jacksonville Sharks, the Columbus Lions, Carolina Cobras, and Orlando Predators. In addition, three expansion franchises will see their first NAL action in 2021, those teams include the Albany Empire, Jersey Flight, and Ontario Bandits. The first game is scheduled for Saturday April 3 followed by 16 consecutive weeks of NAL action that will decide the teams moving into the postseason for a chance to play in the 2021 NAL Championship game. 

The Championship game will be played in the city of the highest remaining playoff seeded team and is scheduled for the weekend of August 14th. Below is a list of the entire 2021 NAL Schedule, please note that all games listed are subject to change.

2021 NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE SCHEDULE

WEEK 1
Sat. April 3 - Jacksonville @ Carolina
Sat. April 3 - Orlando @ Albany
Mon. April 5 - Jersey @ Ontario
BYE: Columbus 

WEEK 2 
Sat. April 10 - Columbus @ Albany
Sun. April 11 - Jersey @ Carolina
BYE: Jacksonville, Ontario, Orlando 

WEEK 3 
Fri. April 16 - Carolina @ Columbus
Sat. April 17 - Jacksonville @ Orlando
Mon. April 19 - Albany @ Ontario
BYE: Jersey

WEEK 4 
Sat. April 24 - Jersey @ Jacksonville
Sat. April 24 - Orlando @ Carolina
Sun. April 25 - Ontario @ Columbus
BYE: Albany 

WEEK 5 
Sat. May 1 - Albany @ Jersey
Sat. May 1 - Columbus @ Jacksonville
Mon. May 3 - Ontario @ Orlando
BYE: Carolina 

WEEK 6 
Sat. May 8 - Albany @ Jacksonville
Sat. May 8 - Carolina @ Jersey
Sat. May 8 - Orlando @ Columbus
BYE: Ontario 

WEEK 7 
Sat. May 15 - Jersey @ Orlando
Sat. May 15 - Ontario @ Albany
Sun. May 16 - Jacksonville @ Carolina
BYE: Columbus 

WEEK 8 
Sat. May 22 - Carolina @ Albany
Sat. May 22 - Jacksonville @ Ontario
Sat. May 22 - Columbus @ Jersey
BYE: Orlando 

WEEK 9 
Sat. May 29 - Columbus @ Orlando
Sun. May 30 - Ontario @ Jersey
BYE: Carolina, Jacksonville, Albany 

WEEK 10 
Fri. June 4 - Carolina @ Ontario
Fri. June 4 - Jacksonville @ Columbus
Sat. June 5 - Albany @ Orlando
BYE: Jersey 

WEEK 11 
Sat. June 12 - Orlando @ Jacksonville
Sat. June 12 - Carolina @ Columbus
Sat. June 12 - Jersey @ Albany
BYE: Ontario 

WEEK 12 
Sat. June 19 - Jersey @ Columbus
Sat. June 19 - Albany @ Carolina
Sat. June 19 - Ontario @ Orlando
BYE: Jacksonville 

WEEK 13
Sat. June 26 - Ontario @ Carolina
Sat. June 26 - Albany @ Jacksonville
Sun. June 27 - Orlando @ Jersey
BYE: Columbus 

WEEK 14 
Fri. July 2 - Carolina @ Orlando
Sat. July 3 - Jacksonville @ Albany
Sun. July 5 - Columbus @ Ontario
BYE: Jersey 

WEEK 15 
Sat. July 10 - Jacksonville @ Jersey
Sat. July 10 - Columbus @ Carolina
Mon. July 12 - Orlando @ Ontario
BYE: Albany 

WEEK 16 
Sat. July 17 - Orlando @ Albany
Sat. July 17 - Ontario @ Jacksonville
Sat. July 17 - Columbus @ Jersey
BYE: Carolina 

WEEK 17 
Sat. July 24 - Albany @ Columbus
Sat. July 24 - Jersey @ Ontario
Sat. July 24 - Carolina @ Jacksonville
BYE: Orlando 

ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE 
The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com . For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.