WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Orlando Apollo’s AAF League Suspends Operations

The Orlando Apollos practice in February 2019. Photo from AAF.com

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

The Alliance of American Football league is suspending operations.

ESPN reports the spring league, which includes the Orlando Apollos, had been struggling financially.

Apollos Coach Steve Spurrier said he received news that the league was suspending operations during a walk-through ahead of practice. “Obviously all the players and coaches, we’re disappointed.”

At the time of the suspension, the Apollos were leading the league with a 7-1 record.

“We were led to believe the Alliance was well funded and we would be able to go through this season, and actually we thought we could go through it two or three years, but obviously a lot of stuff happened beyond our control,” said Spurrier. “We’re all disappointed.”

It was the league’s inaugural season. Ten games and a championship match-up in Texas were planned.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. He also helps produce WMFE's public affairs show "Intersection," working with host ... Read Full Bio »

TOP