The Arena League is different. We are different to create opportunity. Opportunity for football fans to enjoy the game in a different way. Opportunity for athletes to showcase their skills in a new environment. Everything we do will push the boundaries.
The Arena League is led by a group of qualified and impressive executives and investors, starting with League Chairman and Commissioner, Tim Brown. Brown is serving as the league's top official and brings a wealth of experience in the sport from his Heisman Trophy winning time at Notre Dame, to his Hall of Fame earning NFL career.
Members of our Board of Advisors will be announced soon!
The Arena League is appointing Professional Sports executive Ronnie Davis as Deputy Commissioner to serve the league and it's teams through the inaugural 2024 season. Ronnie has worked in the professional sports industry for entire career and formed relationships with well-known athletes and celebrities, and some of the biggest behind the scenes “players” in the industry. He has spent the majority of his time in the Dallas/Fort Worth market working for teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, and more, but has also built an extensive network across the country. He is very familiar with arena football as he lead the Dallas Cowboy owned Dallas desperado's AFL team for Jerry Jones. Additionally, Davis re-launched the very popular indoor soccer team, the Dallas Sidekicks serving as its owner and CEO for several successful seasons making him one of just a few people who can truly relate to owning a professional sports team at this level.
His specialty has been connecting, creating, and building mutually beneficial marketing, partnerships, and sales relationships for companies, properties, players, and brands. He now looks to serve the teams of The Arena League and their owners as they build their first year teams and successfully grow their operations and sales.
Dr. Kuban is a seasoned professional in the sports industry and has over 20 years of experience as an official in football and basketball in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Currently serving as an assistant professor in the Sports Management department at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Michael is passionate about Arena Football having worked with operations and officiating with the Dallas Desperados of the AFL. In 2023, Michael oversaw the officials for the MASL for the Mesquite Outlaws as well as serving as the lead announcer for the team in their television broadcasts. Michael's major emphasis with the officials in the Arena League will be to create a seamless and consistent enforcement of the rules in the new league that best serves the coaches, players, and fans.