The southeastern United States has seen a resurgence of indoor football of late, with several new teams being created in the past couple of years in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Upstate Dragons are one such team, formed in 2017 and now part of the newly created American Arena League (AAL), which was founded in 2018 out of a merger between two other indoor football leagues. After spending their first season as a travel-only team, the Upstate Dragons now play their home games at the Civic Center of Anderson, part of a larger complex known as the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex.
The southeastern United States has seen a resurgence of indoor football of late, with several new teams being created in the past couple of years in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Carolina Energy are one such team, formed in 2017 and now part of the newly created American Arena League (AAL), which was founded in 2018 out of a merger between two other indoor football leagues. The Carolina Energy play their home games at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, NC.
Calvin Falwell Field opened in 1939 as a venue for use by professional baseball teams. Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, the stadium has been used by affiliate teams for 11 major league baseball clubs, including the Lynchburg Hillcats, an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians since 2015. The ballpark currently has a capacity of 4,281.
Royal Farms Arena opened in 1962, and over the years has hosted professional basketball, hockey, soccer, and arena football teams. Their newest and only current occupant is the Baltimore Brigade, an arena football team which was founded in 2017, and currently competes as a member of the Arena Football League (the Washington Valor and the Baltimore Brigade are owned by the same group of people).
Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. is home to numerous sports teams, most notably the NHL’s Capitals and the NBA’s Wizards, but also the Georgetown Hoyas, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and the newly formed Washington Valor of the Arena Football League. Connected to a shopping mall, the venue opened in 1997 at a cost of $260M ($362M in today’s dollars), and is within walking distance of the National Mall and the Smithsonian museums (in fact the National Portrait Gallery is right across the street). The size of the venue has fluctuated very slightly over the years, but currently holds around 20K.
Played in the same NFL stadium that is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Belk Bowl is an annual college football postseason matchup that features a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference versus a team from the Southeastern Conference. However, while the venue is a great stadium with all the modern amenities, the game is not always well-attended, depending on which teams are invited to participate.