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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The San Jose SaberCats leaves the AFL. The Arena Football League continues to take a blow in its on-the-field participation.

The SaberCats are the fourth team to leave the league since the end of the season. The New Orleans VooDoo and the Las Vegas Outlaws were the other two.



The SaberCats, VooDoo and Outlaws ceased operations. The Spokane Shock moved down to the Indoor Football League.

This is big news, as the SaberCats won the ArenaBowl in August over the Jacksonville Sharks. It was their first championship since 2007.

AFL Commissioner Scott Butera announced that it was the team’s owners, who announced that they would no longer be members of the league. Head coach Darren Arbet, who was also the owner, did not release a comment.

Many have questions whether the AFL has a sustainable strategy moving forward. That’s why the Shock moved down to a lesser league.

Butera says that the league will look for a new owner for the team. He also said that for both the Outlaws and VooDoo, but nothing came about.

There was speculation that the VooDoo would move to Austin, Texas. However, the league is reportedly suing an individual, who was going to be that owner.

The SaberCats started in the league in 1995. Butera also extended the league’s appreciation to the ownership group.

“We have a remarkably loyal fan base in the San Jose area and we are working aggressively to secure new ownership for the franchise as soon as possible,” Butera said. “In the process of rebuilding, there is an evolution that brings change and growth. In the coming months, we will reveal a strategic growth plan for the AFL, including completion of agreements with a number of expansion opportunities.”


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