Arena Football League, 1987-2009

The Arena Football League folded last night, though it used the more upbeat term “suspended operations indefinitely.” Aside from being bad for arena football fans — who can still follow the minor-league AFL2, weirdly — this is bad news for cities in need of arena tenants, since that’s one less league to help fill dates. In particular, Kansas City’s Sprint Center is going to have an even emptier calendar now.