It's official. In the inaugural season of the Albany Empire, they have secured the number one seed and will have the clearest path to the Arena Bowl of the four teams this 2018 season. The Empire will travel to face the Washington Valor this Saturday then host the Valor the following weekend.

Here is the postseason seeding:

  1. Albany Empire (8-4)
  2. Baltimore Brigade (7-5)
  3. Philadelphia Soul (7-5)
  4. Washington Valor (2-10)

Game 1 of Home and Home Series:

Albany Empire at Washington Valor on Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. ET

            Baltimore Brigade at Philadelphia Soul on Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m. ET

Game 2 of Home and Home Series:

            Philadelphia Soul at Baltimore Brigade on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. ET

            Washington Valor at Albany Empire on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET

*If the teams split Games 1 and 2 and the aggregate score is tied following regulation of the second game, the game will move to a standard overtime period to determine which team will advance.


ArenaBowl XXXI will take place the weekend of July 28 and be hosted by the participating team with the highest regular season home attendance average.

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