Soul to have to play ArenaBowl on the road again

By Anthony Caruso III on July 19, 2015 6:43 PM

The Philadelphia Soul hoped all season long that they could play the ArenaBowl at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. However, after last night’s loss, it is very unlikely that will happen now.

Two of the their three losses have come on the road to the Jacksonville Sharks, featuring several former Soul players from last year’s team. Their other loss came to the Orlando Predators, which snapped a four-year losing streak with their last win coming in April 2011 before the loss a few weeks ago.

The team is expected to play their first two rounds at home, where they are undefeated so far this season. They look to close out their regular season home schedule in two weeks against the New Orleans VooDoo.

Barring what happens over the course of the rest of the regular season, it appears like the San Jose SaberCats will play host to the Championship game. The ArenaBowl will be played at the team with the best record, and they have it with a 15-1 mark.

Their only loss came to the Los Angeles KISS. The loss was considered the biggest upset in AFL history.

The Soul won’t play the SaberCats unless it is in the championship game. In the past few years, Philadelphia has played the SaberCats and the Arizona Rattlers in the regular season.

However, this season, instead of playing those teams, they played the KISS and the Las Vegas Outlaws. Both times were a win for the Soul as they stand at 13-3 on the season.

In 2012 and 2013, the Soul had home field advantage throughout the American Conference. However, they would lose in a neutral field at New Orleans and at Orlando to the Arizona Rattlers, the three-time reigning champion.

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