Friday night marks the opening of a new chapter for football in the nation's capital. Verizon Center will host a beltway battle between two brand new Arena Football League teams in the DMV area: the Washington Valor and the Baltimore Brigade.
Here's everything you need to know about the teams and how to watch.
What: Washington Valor vs. Baltimore Brigade
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
Get Tickets: WashingtonValor.com/Tickets
How to Watch: CBS Sports Network
WHEN IS THE VALOR-BRIGADE GAME?
The Valor host the Brigade Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.
HOW TO WATCH THE VALOR-BRIGADE GAME?
The season opener will be broadcast exclusively by CBS Sports Network.
The Valor broadcast team for future games includes play-by-play from Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan and color commentary by former Redskin Santana Moss.
The Brigade broadcast team for future games includes play-by-play from Brent Harris and color commentary by former Raven Qadry Ismail.
WHO ARE THE PLAYERS AND COACHES FOR THE VALOR AND BRIGADE?
Valor Head Coach: Dean Cokinos
Valor Starting QB: Erik Meyer
Brigade Head Coach: Omarr Smith
Brigade Starting QB: Shane Carden
WHAT ARE AFL RULES?
The Washington Valor website has shared a helpful "AFL 101" rule summary here.