Another addition to the American Arena League has been announced by the league for the inaugural season: the Carolina Energy. The Energy have a deal to play in the Bojangles Coliseum, the current home of the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. This premier downtown arena seats 8,600 people with plenty of parking available for tailgating.
To lead the Carolina Energy, the initial reports are indicating that Ervin Bryson, former head coach of the Vermont Bucks, will be the Energy’s pick for the job.
A press conference is scheduled for Friday Nov. 10 with the team owners, management and coaches.
The upcoming 2018 season has seen large growth for the American Arena League (AAL). Along with the Charlotte Energy expansion, the state of North Carolina is now home to four teams across the state.
Adding the Energy continues the effort of of the American Arena League in helping build regional rivalries to help insure costs stay low for teams when traveling, as well as giving the fans an easy road trip to make and enjoy their favorite team. Teams in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia now have multiple road trips with less than six hours travel time.
The lowering of travel expenses have helped the league institute an increase in per game personnel payout with the rumored game day pay over $4,000 per team.
Make sure to stay tuned to Inside the Arena for all updates for the Carolina Energy and the American Arena League’s off season moves.