San Antonio October 26, 2012 – San Antonio had the privilege to host the annual Arena Football League’s (AFL) University. AFU is a three day event that gives all of the AFL teams the opportunity to come together and meet with vendors and the AFL to game plan for the upcoming season.
Every year teams vie to host the event in their hometown. Out of all of the offers, San Antonio was hand-picked by the League to host this year’s event. AFU was held downtown at the St. Anthony hotel. In their down time from the event, participants were able to visit and enjoy the Riverwalk.
“We would like to thank the San Antonio Talons for serving as the host of our annual Arena Football University,” said Christie Cook, AFL Senior Director of League and Team Operations. “This week, we spent three days as a League sharing ideas on ticket operations, corporate partnerships, merchandise, football operations, media relations and game day operations.”
Representatives from Russell Athletics and Riddell were present showing off samples of the latest and greatest in athletic gear for the teams. Other topics that were covered during the event were ticket sales and corporate partnerships.
Senior account executive of the Orlando Predators, Jack Benigno was thoroughly impressed with the event.
“I found the event to be not only educational, but inspiring as well. The presentations were informative and motivating and the venue was spectacular,” Benigno said. “Kudos to the AFL and the San Antonio Talons for providing a tremendous all around experience.”