Orlando Predators suspend operations

The Orlando Predators are no more.   The organization behind the Arena Football League franchise has chosen to suspend team operations due to the reduced number of teams remaining in the AFL, as well as pending disagreements with the League.

"Over the course of the past several years we have focused on building and growing our winning franchise, despite significant issues at the league level that have impaired our ability to be successful," read a statement sent to FOX 35 by the organization.  "We want to thank all Orlando Predators fans whose support during our ownership was the sole driving force behind all of our efforts."

All Predators fans and sponsors who have paid funds toward the 2017 season will receive full refunds of monies they have paid within the next several weeks. We kindly ask for patience as we work through and ensure everyone receives back the funds they have paid.