1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football Team

By

Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football Team
(Bernie King/Getty Images)
The Cleveland Gladiators begin their first season in Cleveland in 2008, having moved from Las Vegas. The arena football team, led by former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, played their first game in Quicken Loans Arena on March 3, 2008.

In December 2008, the Arena Football League announced that it was canceling the 2009 season to reorganize. Play is expected to resume in 2010.

History:

The Gladiators franchise began in 1997 as the New Jersey Red Dogs, later re-named the New Jersey Gladiators. The team won the division championship in 2002.

In 2003, the team moved to Las Vegas, where it played through the 2007 season. In October of 2007, it was announced that the Gladiators were coming to Cleveland, under the direction of CEO and President of Football Operations, Bernie Kosar.

Cleveland Gladiators 2008 Schedule:

The 2008 Cleveland Gladiators game schedule is as follows: (Home games, played at Quicken Loans Arena, are listed in bold type.)
  • March 3 - New York Dragons - 7pm
  • March 9 - Utah Blaze - 1230pm
  • March 15 - Columbus Destroyers - 7pm
  • March 21 - New Orleans VooDoo - 830pm
  • April 5 - Dallas Desperados - 8pm
  • April 11 - Colorado Crush - 7pm
  • April 19 - Los Angeles Avengers - 1030pm
  • April 26 - New York Dragons - 7pm
  • May 2 - Philadelphia Soul - 7pm
  • May 9 - Orlando Predators - 7pm
  • May 17 - Colorado Crush - 8pm
  • May 23 - Tampa Bay Storm - 730pm
  • May 31 - Dallas Desperados - 7pm
  • June 7 - Chicago Rush - 7pm
  • June 14 - Philadelphia Storm - 7pm
  • June 21 - Columbus Destroyers - 7pm
Check back in mid-2009 for 2010 schedule information.

Ticket Information:

Check back in mid-2009 for 2010 ticket information.

(updated 12-16-08)

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.