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Minnesota Myth revealed as newest Arena Football League team

The expectation is that the team will debut with the league in 2024
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Minnesota's return to the Arena Football League is officially happening as the league unveiled the Minnesota Myth on Tuesday night. 

"We are absolutely thrilled to bring the AFL back to Minnesota," AFL Commissioner Lee Hutton said in a statement Tuesday. "The Myth have an opportunity to establish a brand-new legacy and for one of the best sports cities in America."

The head coach of the Myth will be former Golden Gophers quarterback Rickey Foggie. 

Foggie, 57, starred for the Gophers from 1984 to 1987. He didn't make it to the NFL, but he played in the Canadian Football League and won multiple Grey Cup titles. Foggie went on to star in the Arena Football League from 1996 to 2004, including one year with the then expansion Minnesota Fighting Pike in '96. He finished his AFL career with 17,921 passing yards and 325 touchdowns. 

A view of the AFL helmets and football with the Minnesota Myth logos in the background. 

A view of the AFL helmets and football with the Minnesota Myth logos in the background. 

What's unclear still is where each team will play. For Minnesota, TMZ reported in July that St. Paul would serve as home of the team, though a specific venue wasn't named. 

The only other detail announced by the AFL about the 2024 season is that teams will play a 10-game schedule beginning in April. 

Other teams in the AFL include: 

  • Philadelphia Soul
  • Louisiana Voodoo
  • Nashville Kats
  • Oregon Blackbears
  • Iowa Rampage
  • Wichita Regulators
  • Salina Liberty
  • The Southwest Kansas Storm
  • Rapid City Marshals
  • Albany Firebirds
  • Washington Wolfpack
  • Orlando Predators
  • Billings Outlaws
  • West Texas Desert Hawks