Professional Indoor Football Returns to Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of the DC Armor | 1/12/2009, 12:34 p.m.
DC Armor Prepares to Kick-Off Inaugural Season at the DC Armory
The DC Armor indoor football team, is gearing up for the team€s inaugural season in the District of Columbia. Playing in the AIFA Eastern Conference€s Eastern Division, the team begins play in the 16-team league on March 13th 2009 away at the Reading Express. To connect with fans to its action-packed, fast pace and high scoring brand of indoor football, the DC Armor will announce the availability of one of the most affordable single game tickets in town at $20 in conjunction with its regular season tickets ($155) and various value-pack season ticket packages which are now on sale.
The team is announcing its training camp set to begin on Feb. 23 through March 9 wherein the team will invite up to 40 players to attend. From its last tryout, the team has invited 15 players from the metropolitan area. The team€s training camp will be held at the Soccer Dome in Howard County, MD.
Single game tickets, regular season tickets and value-pack season tickets packages are available. The $20 cost for an individual game ticket makes it the one of the most reasonably priced ticket for a live professional sporting event in the District of Columbia. The re-configuration of the Armory as a venue to accommodate the Armor will make every available seat in the house a good seat with unobstructed views to see the action.The season ticket and value pack season tickets packages will include food packages, premium seating, group discounts and merchandise such as jersey€s and caps with season ticket prices starting as low as $155. Single game season tickets are available through ticket master by calling 202 432-SEATS or by visiting the DC Armory box office. For information on tickets and games go to www.dcarmor.com.
€Securing player talent is an important step in building a franchise and we€re excited to get the ball rolling,€ said Danny James, DC Armor Head Coach, € We had over 140 people show up to our first open tryout and from that we were able to extend invites to training camp for a number of players.
The DC Armor will hold its first training camp beginning February 26-through March 6 2009 at Soccer Dome located at 7330 Montevideo Road Jessup, MD 20794 Phone: 443-755-0014. The organization has already extended invitation to a number of players to attend the training with 15 of them having ties to the metropolitan area.
The following players are all local products:
Lawrence Wade 6' 0" 198 DB - Temple University, Eastern Senior High School, Washington DC€" 1999 DCIAA East All League Team
Donte Omar Carter €DC€s Finest Show on Turf€ 5'10" 217 RB/Special Teams Kansas State and Bakersfield College, Ballou Senior HS (2yrs) and HD Woodson (1Yr) €" MVP Team & Championship (Coach Bob Headen) (MVP DCIAA 3 yrs in a row). Johnstown Riverhawks in the AIFL - Miami Morays in the NIFL. Reading Express in the AIFA. Marion Mayhem in the CIFL
Roland Minor 6'1 202 CB, Wilson High School, Duke University,- Earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors while at Duke - Albany Conquest (AF2 League).
Andrew Jenkins 6'6" 315 OL/DL, Gordonsville VA
Michael Woodhouse 6'3" 240 LB Morgan State, Chesapeake, MD
Gary Briggs 5'11" 185 WR West Liberty State, New Carrollton, MD
Damon Tolson 6'6" 285 OL/DL ,Tuskegee Univ., Washington DC
Sean Chisley 6'1" 265 LB/DL, Montgomery College, Washington DC
Ricardo Taylor 6'5" 265 OL/DL University of MD Fredrick MD
Andrae' Townsel 6'6" 300 OL/DL Howard Univ., Washington DC
Ricky Smith 6'3" 275 FB/LB, VSU Alexandria VA
Richard Dorceus 6'2" 245 OL/DL, Howard Univ., Hyattsville, MD
Vincent Thomas 6'0" 205 CB, Upper Marlboro, MD
Marcus Wimbush 5'11" 205 WR, University of MD, Washington DC
Eugene Hellams Jr 6'0" 195, WR, GSU, Silver Spring MD
ABOUT DC ARMOR
Owned by Arena Sports Partners, LLC, the DC Armor is an arena football team playing in the American Indoor Football Association. The regular season is 14 games starting in March and ending in June. Divisional and conference playoffs along with the AIFA Bowl, the league€s championship game, are in July.
For additional information on the DC Armor, please visit www.dcarmor.com or call (202) 332-6873.