Alliance announces Week 1 Game Times
The league has confirmed what’s been speculated for weeks. The Apollos will kick off the season at 8pm EST on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
The Alliance of American Football announced on Friday game times for Week 1 of the league season. The Apollos game against the Atlanta Legends will kickoff at 8pm, alongside the San Diego Fleet and San Antonio Commanders game. What was not announced was which game will be featured on CBS.
Throughout the recent QB Draft press tour and beyond, Apollos team president Michael Waddell has stated the Apollos will be the CBS game. What I’m expecting is a something akin to what the NFL does with its regional “America’s Game of the Week” broadcasts. I think the East Coast will get the Apollos/Legends game, while the West Coast will get the Fleet/Commanders game. Midwest markets will likely be split.
All of that is just speculation though. It could depend on how ticket sales go leading up to the game. We don’t really know, and won’t until the Alliance makes an official announcement.