The ArenaCup is the af2's championship game. For the league's first five years, it was held at the arena of the higher seeded team. However, the 2005 ArenaCup was the first to be played at a neutral site in Bossier City, Louisiana. The 2006 ArenaCup was played in Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan. On August 25, 2007, ArenaCup 8 returned to Bossier City, LA. ArenaCup 9 was played at the arena of the higher seeded team, the Spokane Shock. ArenaCup 10 was held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For the 2000 and 2001 ArenaCups, the game was televised nationally by TNN (now Spike TV), who carried AFL games at the time. However, when the AFL announced their televised games would be shown on NBC rather than TNN, the ArenaCup telecast was lost. The 2002 ArenaCup was televised by the Vision Network, and the 2003 game was televised by KWHB, a local station in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After having no television coverage in 2004, the game was telecast nationally by Fox Sports Net in 2005 and Comcast Sports Net in 2006
The ArenaCup, along with all assets of af2, were purchased by Arena Football 1 (now the current incarnation of the Arena Football League) in December 2009. Because that league will use the ArenaBowl as its championship, it is believed that the ArenaCup will be retired.
Past ArenaCup results Edit
|ArenaCup||Date Played||Winning Team||Losing Team||Site|
|I||August 10, 2000||Quad City Steamwheelers||68||Tennessee Valley Vipers||59||Moline, Illinois|
|II||August 10, 2001||Quad City Steamwheelers||55||Richmond Speed||51||Moline, Illinois|
|III||August 23, 2002||Peoria Pirates||65||Florida Firecats||47||Peoria, Illinois|
|IV||August 23, 2003||Tulsa Talons||58||Macon Knights||40||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|V||August 27, 2004||Florida Firecats||39||Peoria Pirates||26||Estero, Florida|
|VI||August 27, 2005||Memphis Xplorers||63||Louisville Fire||41||Bossier City, Louisiana|
|VII||August 26, 2006||Spokane Shock||57||Green Bay Blizzard||34||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|VIII||August 25, 2007||Tulsa Talons||73||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers||66||Bossier City, Louisiana|
|IX||August 25, 2008||Tennessee Valley Vipers||56||Spokane Shock||55 (OT)||Spokane, Washington|
|X||August 22, 2009||Spokane Shock||74||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers||27||Las Vegas, Nevada|
Most ArenaCup Championships WonEdit
|Quad City Steamwheelers||2||2000, 2001|
|Tulsa Talons||2||2003, 2007|
|Spokane Shock||2||2006, 2009|
|Tennessee Valley Vipers||1||2008|
- ↑ "2006 ArenaCup to be played in Puerto Rico". Af2. 2006-07-21. http://www.af2.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3525&ATCLID=510967&SPID=1590&ISWIDE=1. Retrieved 2007-03-26.
- ↑ "2007 ArenaCup returns to Bossier-Shreveport". Af2. 2007-04-19. http://www.af2.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3525&ATCLID=870018&ISWIDE=1&KEY=&DB_OEM_ID=3525&DB_LANG=&IN_SUBSCRIBER_CONTENT=. Retrieved 2007-06-10.