Thursday | Dec. 8, 2016


New League, New Rivalries, Same Fun

Allentown, PA:  The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are happy to announce their 2017 National Arena League (NAL) schedule. Featuring six home and six away games, the Steelhawks season opens at home on Sunday, March 19th at 4pm against the expansion Dayton Wolfpack.

“After much anticipation are thrilled to be able to release our 2017 league schedule today,” stated Steelhawks General Manager Mike Clark.  “The National Arena League is ready to kickoff its inaugural season, and we can’t wait to start our seventh year of play.  Week one can’t come soon enough, and we look forward to seeing the Steelhawks faithful out in full force this season inside the PPL Center.” 

Additional schedule highlights include a Week Three matchup where the team will be making the long trip to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Sharks, former members of the AFL. Week Four brings a familiar opponent to the Valley; the Columbus Lions will be in the Hawks Nest for the Steelhawks second home game on April 9th.

The Steelhawks closest rivals this year will be the Dayton (Ohio) Wolfpack and the High Country (North Carolina) Grizzlies, each of whom appear on Lehigh Valley’s schedule multiple times; LV faces Dayton four times – two home, two away, and High Country three times – one home, two away.

Full schedule is as follows:

Sunday, March 19th     vs. Dayton Wolfpack                4:00pm

Saturday, March 25th     @ High Country Grizzlies

Saturday, April 1st         @ Jacksonville Sharks

Sunday, April 9th         vs. Columbus Lions                 5:00pm

Saturday, April 15th     vs. Georgia Firebirds               7:00pm

Saturday, April 29th     vs. Corpus Christi Rage           7:00pm

Saturday, May 6th        vs. Dayton Wolfpack                7:00pm

Saturday, May 20th        @ High Country Grizzlies

Monday, May 29th         @ Dayton Wolfpack

Saturday, June 3rd       vs. High Country Grizzlies      7:00pm

Saturday, June 10th        @ Georgia Firebirds

Monday, June 19th         @ Dayton Wolfpack