"Inside the Lines" set to debut tonight at 6 p.m. EST

by Alex Husting

By: Aidan Kowalski

Experience a season with the Columbus Lions of the National Arena League (NAL) in this 7 Episode TV Series. Go inside the lives of players, coaches, and owners in this timeless piece full of laughs and great football!

Episode 1:

News had broken that the Ontario Bandits opted out of the season just one week before the leagues season opener in Albany, New York. The Lions who previously had two weeks before their first game stepped up to fill the schedule gap, forcing the team to only three days of practice before heading North. Experience the chaos of an ultra-condensed preseason as the 2021 Lions prepare for a season to remember.

The title “Inside the Lines” was created to encapsulate the types of shots captured during the season. Watch games through the lens of a perspective player and experience the energy inside the huddle. The play on words was intentional since “Lines” and “Lions” sound very similar when said out loud.

After capturing roughly 300 hours of footage, Inside the Lines condenses the entire season to approximately 3.5 hours. This includes in-depth interviews from most of the team and coaching staff.

The editing team is currently working to publish the entire series on DVD. The release is scheduled for February and will be available for purchase on ColumbusLions.net. We are currently looking for a streaming service to pick up the show as well.


The Columbus Lions are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2007, the Columbus Lions are starting their 15th season in 2021. The Lions are a 3x league champion and 13 playoff appearances in their rich history. The Lions play their home games at Hughston Field in the Columbus Civic Center. Lions Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (706) 322-3336 or visit columbuslions.com. Follow the Lions on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Lionsfootball/, twitter @columbuslions and instagram.com/Columbuslions.


The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its fifth season in 2021. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.