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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

Full roster available here.

Brigade Head Coach: Omarr Smith

Brigade Starting QB: Shane Carden

Full roster available here.

WHAT ARE AFL RULES?

The Washington Valor website has shared a helpful "AFL 101" rule summary here

 

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