Pittsburgh Power Prepares For Arena Football Season

SOUTHPOINTE (KDKA) – There’s a new sports team in town.

The Pittsburgh Power is the city’s arena football league team. Players were having preseason practice at Southpointe.

Former Steeler Lynn Swann is co-owner of the team.

“Players have been good college players – some of them may have been on NFL rosters at one point in time and some of them may be on NFL rosters in the future,” he said.

Ex-Steeler Craig Wolfley is color commentator for eight home games at the CONSOL Energy Center. He agrees these guys have NFL dreams.

“If that is not available to you at that point, you keep on the dream,” he said. “You stay on that search and these young men have the opportunity to do it.”

Each team fields eight players. The field is 50 yards and there’s no punting.

Another big difference between the NFL and arena football is most of the players keep their day jobs. Their salaries are smaller than a James Harrison fine.

Eight Pittsburgh Power home games this season will be broadcast on Pittsburgh’s CW. The season begins Saturday, March 19.

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  1. Tom hal says:

    Go gladiators! Lost to Denver dynamite in first arena bowl

  2. Dan says:

    Lynn Swan may have more luck with a ballet team. Nobody wants to see this nonsense!

  3. JT says:

    THE SEASON ACTUALLY STARTS MARCH 11TH @ HOME VS. THE SOUL. HOPEFULLY MOST PITTSBURGHERS (UNLIKE DAN) WILL SUPPORT THE TEAM. IF IT IS SUCCESSFUL IT WILL PROVIDE A STREAM OF REVENUE FOR THE NEW ARENA AND THE CITY. GO POWER!!!

  4. tom says:

    With the NFL having problems negotiating, we’re going to need some more football. Go Power!!!

  5. Yup says:

    Nope, no need for this.

  6. Chuck B. says:

    Hope I will be able to see a few games here in Az. Cant seem to get enough Pittsburgh football. Will always support any team from my hometown of Pittsburgh

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