AFL:Tampa Bay opens the season on ESPN3

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The Tampa Bay Storm will open the 2014 AFL at home against the New Orleans VooDoo. The game will be played March 14 th at 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Forum.

ESPN3 will have the game live as part of their new deal that will air over 100 AFL regular season and playoff games in 2014.

11 games will be seen on  games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, while more than 90 games will air on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network.

AFL games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS include ArenaBowl XXVII — which airs Saturday, August 23, at 8 p.m., one Conference Championship and nine regular-season games. The schedule begins Sunday, April 27, with a Week 7 matchup between the Iowa Barnstormers and the 2013 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul.

All games on ESPN television networks will also be available on WatchESPN, which is accessible to fans with video subscriptions from an affiliated provider.

ESPN3 kicks off its schedule of AFL games with six contests on opening weekend, including the first game of the 2014 season — a divisional battle between the New Orleans VooDoo and the Tampa Bay Storm (Friday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.). The live multi-screen sports network will carry more than 90 AFL regular season and playoff games. e.

Fans who receive their internet or video subscriptions from an affiliated provider will have access to ESPN3 online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV and Roku. The ESPN video player will also be available on the AFL’s

ESPN’s 2014 Arena Football League Television Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Networks
Sun, Apr 27 4 p.m. Iowa at Philadelphia ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun, May 4 7 p.m. Spokane at Los Angeles ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sat, May 17 10 p.m. Portland at San Jose ESPNEWS, WatchESPN
Sun, June 1 5 p.m. San Antonio at Philadelphia ESPNEWS, WatchESPN
Sat, June 7 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay ESPNEWS, WatchESPN
Sat, June 28 10 p.m. Spokane at Los Angeles ESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon, July 7 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Orleans ESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon, July 14 8 p.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville ESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon, July 21 8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Spokane ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun, Aug 10 8 p.m. Conference Championship ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sat, Aug 23 8 p.m. ArenaBowl XXVII ESPN, WatchESPN