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Meet the Super Six! The CAFL’s Teams, Names and Official Logos

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Conshohocken, Pa (May 3, 2016) – The CAFL today officially introduced the founding team members of China’s first ever professional football league. Franchises will be located in the tier-1 cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian and Qingdao. Each team and city will host a weekend of play in the upcoming CAFL Super Series. (click here)

David Niu, President of AFLG (AFL Global, parent company of the CAFL, based in Conshohocken, Pa) explained that “we needed to give serious thought to every detail in terms of the team names, colors, and the images we present to the new fans we are seeking. Our staff have spent countless hours on site researching, asking questions, and learning cultural norms and expectations that are critical to our making US-style football a success in China. This is a unique enterprise and we want to separate ourselves from other pro sports, so we chose nicknames, colors and designs that do just that. As we seek the younger generation, the growing middle class of China, we are endeavoring to be cool, edgy, and forward thinking”

Below, meet the Super Six, the original six team members of the CAFL


Beijing Lions

The Beijing Lions

Arena: The LeSports Arena. Capacity: 18,000



Shanghai Skywalkers

The Shanghai  Skywalkers

Arena: Oriental Sports Center. Capacity: 17,750



Guangzhou Power

The Guangzhou Power

Arena: Guangzhou Gymnasium Hall.  Capacity: 12,250



Shenzhen Naja

The Shenzhen Naja

Arena: Shenzhen Dayun Arena. Capacity: 17,000



Dragon Kings

The Dalian Dragon Kings

Arena: Dalian Superdome.  Capacity: 18,300


Qingdao Clipper

The Qingdao Clipper

Arena: Qingdao Sports Center. Capacity: 12,100


The six original team members of the CAFL will kick off the historic first season of US-style indoor football on October 1, 2016 in Beijing at the spectacular LeSports Center Arena, home of the 2008 Summer Olympics.  It is the first stop in the six-city Super Series (click here) that will crown the CAFL’s first champion at The China Bowl on the weekend of November 5, 2016 in the spectacular city of Shanghai.


Tomorrow: the inside stories of the creation of each team.

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