Follow the first ever American Flag Football League tournament & grab tickets to the Ultimate Final in Houston

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Be fast on your feet and save on early bird tickets to see the final match in the American Flag Football League’s (AFFL) inaugural open at BBVA Compass Stadium in EaDo on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Texas is the spiritual home of football, so what better place to host the championship game of the first-of-its-kind American Flag Football League Ultimate Final?

After a series of finals played in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Indianapolis, football Pros will face off against America’s Team right here in Houston in the Ultimate Final.

The 2018 American Flag Football League Ultimate Final Tournament is a 132 team, single-elimination tournament that will ultimately pit a team of elite former professionals (the Pros) against a team that has conquered a 128-team open national bracket (America’s Team).

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The AFFL competition allows skilled competitors to play against professional athletes, and gives football fans a chance to watch truly compelling football action in the middle of summer.

Tickets range from $10 to $40, including ticketing fees, but you can save $10 on all tickets priced at $15 and above when you enter promocode Houston365 at checkout. Click here to order tickets or click here for more information.

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2018 Pro Teams

Professional athletes, retired from the NFL and other professional sports leagues like the NBA, lead and play on the four Pro Teams.

  • The Roadrunners – Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Mike Vick is moving his electric speed and talents from the NFL gridiron to the flag football field. Coming out of Virginia Tech, Vick was the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, becoming the first African American quarterback to be selected first overall. In Vick’s thirteen seasons in the NFL, he transformed the quarterback position with his athletic abilities. He holds both the record for most rushing yards in a season and career rush yards for quarterbacks.
  • Ocho – Team captain Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first team All-Pro wide receiver. Johnson played college football for Oregon State University and was drafted by the Bengals in 2001. Over his eleven NFL seasons, he played for the Bengals, Patriots, and Dolphins, and was the NFL’s receiving yards leader in 2006. He is a member of the prestigious 10,000 Receiving Yards club. Johnson also played two years in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes.
  • Godspeed – The team is led by Michael Johnson and Justin Forsett. Johnson is an United States Olympic track and field hero, winning four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships. In his eight-year NFL career, Forsett played for the Texans Seahawks, Colts, Jaguars, Ravens, Lions, and Broncos. He also received a Pro Bowl nomination in 2014.
  • Holdat – Led by the basketball duo of Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer. Robinson, a three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion, played in the NBA for 10 seasons and was on the rosters of the Knicks, Celtics, Thunder, Warriors, Bulls, Nuggets, Clippers, and Pelicans. He was played cornerback at the University of Washington his freshman year. Boozer had a productive thirteen-season NBA career while playing for the Cavaliers, Jazz, Bulls, and Lakers. He was a two-time All-Star, named All-NBA Third Team, won a gold medal with Team USA in 2008 and a bronze medal in 2004.
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2018 American Flag Football League Schedule

All games will be shown on the NFL Network, so you can follow along before seeing the final match live in Houston. All times are Central Daylight Time.

  • America’s and Pros’ Bracket Semi Finals in Atlanta | Saturday, July 7 – 6pm.
  • America’s and Pros’ Bracket Semi Finals in Atlanta | Sunday, July 8 – 6pm.
  • America’s and Pros’ Bracket Finals in Indianapolis | Friday, July 14 – 3pm.
  • Ultimate Final between winner of America’s and Pro’s Bracket in BBVA Compass Stadium in HoustonJuly 19 – 7pm.

Save $10 on Early Bird Tickets

Tickets range from $10 to $40, including ticketing fees, but you can save $10 on all tickets priced at $15 and above when you enter promocode Houston365 at checkout. Click here to order tickets or click here for more information.

About the American Flag Football League

The American Flag Football League is the preeminent professional flag football league in the United States and the first of its kind. The AFFL combines the energy of one of the fastest growing youth sports in America with world-class, elite athletes to produce cutting-edge entertainment for fans and spectators.

For more information on the AFFL, visit www.AFFL.com and follow the AFFL on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

American Flag Football League’s U.S. Open of Football Final Match at BBVA Compass Stadium

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