Expansion Team in Carolina to be named Cobras
After announcing the league’s newest franchise, the Massachusetts Pirates last month, the National Arena League (NAL) now sets its sights on Greensboro, North Carolina for the next team to join the NAL in 2018. The team will play in the Greensboro Coliseum and be called the Carolina Cobras. Returning franchises include the defending NAL Champions Jacksonville Sharks, Columbus Lions, and the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks with the previously announced expansion franchise Jersey Flight and Massachusetts Pirates. With higher expectations and new requirements set in league bylaws, league officials set out to expand in new markets, with ownership groups and operators that reflected the league’s ideals.
“We are extremely proud to be bringing a franchise to North Carolina. Greensboro has been prime target for NAL expansion with their connection with its neighboring cities Winston Salem and High Point, stated NAL Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy. We believe Greensboro’s community is well deserving of an arena football franchise and its region will be a strong foundation for a rapid growing fan base with an electric atmosphere to bring to the impressive Greensboro Coliseum.