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.

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...