Full season ticket memberships are currently on sale for the 2019 season and start as low as $15 per game. For additional information about joining the Gridiron 365 full season ticket membership club, please call the Valor Ticket Sales office at 202-661-5005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kickoff times for all 12 games will be announced at a later date.
WASHINGTON VALOR 2019 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
|1||Fri., April 26||at Baltimore Brigade||Royal Farms Arena|
|2||Sat., May 4||at Albany Empire||Times Union Center|
|3||Sat., May 11||vs. Atlantic City*||Capital One Arena|
|4||Sat., May 18||vs. Philadelphia Soul||Capital One Arena|
|5||Sat., May 25||at Columbus*||Nationwide Arena|
|6||Sat., June 1||at Albany Empire||Times Union Center|
|7||Sun., June 9||at Philadelphia Soul||Wells Fargo Center|
|8||Sat., June 15||vs. Albany Empire||Capital One Arena|
|9||Thurs., June 20||vs. Baltimore Brigade||Capital One Arena|
|10||Sat., June 29||vs. Atlantic City*||Capital One Arena|
|12||Sat., July 13||at Baltimore Brigade||Royal Farms Arena|
|13||Sat., July 20||vs. Columbus*||Capital One Arena|
ADDITIONAL SCHEDULING NOTES
- Washington will play nine Saturday games (five home, four away), one Thursday game (home), one Friday game (away) and one Sunday game (away).
- In Week 2, the Valor travel to Albany, N.Y. for a rematch of last season’s semifinals against the Empire.
- Washington’s longest homestand of the season is three games (Weeks 8-10), when the Valor will take on Albany, Baltimore and Atlantic City in consecutive weeks.
- Washington will have a bye week in Week 11 (July 5-7), along with Albany, Baltimore and Columbus.
- The Valor will face off against Albany and Baltimore three times each and Atlantic City, Columbus and Philadelphia twice apiece.
- The Valor close out the 2019 regular season at home, taking on Columbus on Saturday, July 20 at Capital One Arena.
The playoffs will follow the same format as they did in 2018, with the top four teams qualifying for the playoffs. There will be a pair of home-and-home series between the opponents in the first round of the playoffs. Teams will advance to ArenaBowl XXXII based on the aggregate score of the two games played. Unlike the first round of the playoffs, ArenaBowl XXXII will be a traditional single game and will take place on the second weekend of August.
The AFL also announced the following rule changes intended to increase of the speed of the game:
- The first-half’s one-minute timing rules will be eliminated. There will be no automatic clock stoppage at the one-minute mark in the second quarter and the game clock will follow regular guidelines. Additionally, in the fourth quarter, the traditional AFL clock stoppage rules will not take effect until the 30-second mark.
- The number and duration of media timeouts will be reduced.
- Coaches will have their traditional three timeouts to use per half. Two of the three timeouts will be clock-stoppage timeouts only: the game clock will stop, and the play clock will reset immediately. One of the three timeouts per half will remain as a traditional media timeout.
- A 60-second play clock will be implemented following the extra-point attempt and/or two-point conversion attempt with the exception of media timeouts.