PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was the opening night for Pittsburgh’s new arena football team.
The Power kicked off its first season at the CONSOL Energy Center against the Philadelphia Soul.
The Power is one of three expansion teams in the AFL this season.
Arena football may look like it’s all about offense, but earlier on Friday, one of the Power’s owners, Lynn Swann, said defense is the key to victory.
“The team that usually has the advantage at the end, towards the end of the game, is a team whose defense can take the ball away, stop the other team a couple of times and take advantage of that,” he explained. “So just like the other team that wears black and gold in this city, defense means a lot.”
The Power and Soul were tied at 52-52, but after a pick-six in overtime, the Power lost, 58-52.
Their next home game will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m., March 19 on Pittsburgh’s CW.