2018 National Arena League Playoffs set


The final week of the National Arena League (NAL) has come to a close. Things got very close in the final week of play, but we finally have a playoff schedule.

2018 National Arena League Playoff Picture

The Maine Mammoths (7-8) put up another upset victory over a number one seed team, which was the Jacksonville Sharks (10-6); the Massachusetts Pirates (11-5) defeated the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (0-15); and the Carolina Cobras (10-5) defeated the Columbus Lions (8-7). These three games gave the league a set playoff picture.


  1. Massachusetts Pirates (11-5)
  2. Carolina Cobras (10-5)
  3. Jacksonville Sharks (10-6)
  4. Columbus Lions (8-7)

Schedule of Playoff Games

#4 Columbus Lions @ #1 Massachusetts Pirates

A close series all regular season will continue as the number four Lions travel to take on the number one Massachusetts Pirates. This game will be in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm (E.T.).

#3 Jacksonville Sharks @ #2 Carolina Cobras

The Cobras barely slithered their way to second place, but they did it and that’s all that matters. They dominate the Sharks in the series, outscoring them 166-95 with two wins out of three. The Cobras are at home and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon, as they took down a powerful Lions team in The Snake Pit last night (August 4).

This game will be in Greensboro, North Carolina on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm (E.T.).

National Arena Bowl II

Massachusetts Pirates – If the Pirates defeat the Lions, then they will for sure host the National Arena Bowl, no matter who wins the game between the Cobras and Sharks.

Carolina Cobras – If the Cobras defeat the Sharks AND the Lions defeat the Pirates, then the Cobras will host the National Arena Bowl on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm (E.T.).

Jacksonville Sharks – The only way the Sharks host the National Arena Bowl is if they defeat the Cobras AND the Lions defeat the Pirates. If this happens, then the National Arena Bowl will be on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm (E.T.).

Columbus Lions – The Lions are eliminated from hosting the National Arena Bowl.


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