AFL Announces 2016 CBS Sports Network Schedule

Jan 20, 2016 Arena Football League

LAS VEGAS (January 20, 2016) – The Arena Football League will return to CBS Sports Network for the fourth consecutive season with a slate of 17 regular season games, the League Office announced today.

The complete CBS Sports Network television schedule features numerous highly anticipated AFL matchups throughout the regular season, including two postseason games, one from each round of the postseason.  The schedule kicks off with one of the first games of the regular season as the Arizona Rattlers travel to take on the Portland Thunder on Friday, April 1, 2016 (10 p.m. ET).

“We have been impressed with CBS Sports Network’s continued growth as a broadcast entity,” AFL Commissioner Scott C. Butera said.  “We are excited to continue the relationship and to be a part of the CBS family of networks.  This weekly platform will allow us to showcase great match ups for our fans to enjoy.”

A re-match of American Conference title game will highlight Week 2 on Monday, April 11 when the Philadelphia Soul host the Jacksonville Sharks at Wells Fargo Center.  The Tampa Bay Storm and Orlando Predators will also continue the League’s most historic rivalry, the “War on I-4”, in Week 13 on Friday, June 24 from “The Jungle” (Amway Arena) in Orlando.

The 2016 season is CBS Sports Network’s fourth as the primary national television partner of the AFL.  CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video, and telco providers, and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158.  For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com. The full 2016 “Arena Football on CBS Sports Network” television schedule can be found below.

2016 AFL ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK SCHEDULE

WEEK

DATE

GAME

TIME

1

Friday, April 1

Arizona at Portland

10 p.m.

2

Monday, April 11

Jacksonville at Philadelphia

7 p.m.

3

Saturday, April 16

Los Angeles at Cleveland

7:30 p.m.

4

Saturday, April 23

Cleveland at Philadelphia

4 p.m.

5

Saturday, April 30

Portland at Arizona

9 p.m.

6

Saturday, May 7

Arizona at Orlando

7:30 p.m.

7

Saturday, May 14

Arizona at Philadelphia

6:30 p.m.

8

Saturday, May 21

Orlando at Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

9

Saturday, May 28

Philadelphia at Cleveland

7 p.m.

10

Saturday, June 4

Philadelphia at Jacksonville

7 p.m.

11

Saturday, June 11

Jacksonville at Tampa Bay

5 p.m.

12

Saturday, June 18

Orlando at Jacksonville

7 p.m.

13

Friday, June 24

Tampa Bay at Orlando

7:30 p.m.

14

BYE

   

15

Saturday, July 9

Jacksonville at Arizona

9:30 p.m.

16

Saturday, July 16

Cleveland at Los Angeles

10 p.m.

17

Saturday, July 23

Portland at Tampa Bay

5 p.m.

18

Monday, August 1

Los Angeles at Portland

10 p.m.