Baltimore Brigade Holding Tryouts on Sunday For a Single Open Roster Spot

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Calling all current and former football players: Want to represent Baltimore in the Arena Football League this year?

The city’s newest pro sports franchise, the Baltimore Bridgade of the AFL, is holding tryouts for a single open spot on the team’s roster this Sunday, according to their website. The tryouts will consist of an NFL-style combine, complete with a 40-yard dash, short shuttle, broad jump and position- and group-specific drills.

The tryouts run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banner Field at Latrobe Park in Locust Point. Participants are encouraged to wear cleats, athletic shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt.

Registration costs $75 online or $100 in-person on the day of tryouts. That may seem like some significant dough, but even if you don’t make the team, you’ll still get a Brigade-branded “free agent combine t-shirt.”

The odds of making the squad are stacked against anyone without experience on the gridiron or who’s not in tip-top physical shape, especially since there’s only one open spot. Whoever that talented individual is will get an invite to join the rest of the team at training camp this spring before the season kicks off in April.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in CityLab, Slate, Baltimore City Paper, DCist and elsewhere.
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