Lions Leave National Arena League

by Lee Snow

Earlier today the Columbus Lions informed the National Arena League of our intention to not play in the NAL for the 2023 season. After looking at all the factors to have a successful season for our organization and our fans, we felt it necessary to move to another league.

“The Lions organization has been part of the National Arena League since its inception and as a small market team has enjoyed great success against teams from larger markets, including three championship appearances. We will miss the friendships with the fans and partners in the NAL and wish them success for the upcoming season,” said Joshua Blair, Partner of the Columbus Lions.

In addition to joining a new league, the Lions have brought on Columbus local Lee Snow as the Interim General Manager with Head Coach Chris McKinney and other crucial staff staying with the organization. Snow is a local minister, graphic designer, and social media influencer who has worked with the team the last year in brand management, running the marketing and social media. He has extensive experience in organizational leadership and looks forward to bringing the Lions into the future.

"We are proud of our legacy in Columbus and Arena Football and want nothing more than for that legacy to continue," Snow said. "We believe it is our duty to put a fun, family-friendly, and competitive product on the field.”

The Columbus Lions will announce the league that we will play in for the 2023 season tomorrow at 6pm eastern time.