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**Bring a Lawn Chair!
Saint Louis Bandits Professional Indoor Football comes to the Sports Academy
Sunday's FREE ADMISSION game gives fans a preview of the excitement coming to Family Arena!
The St. Louis Bandits Professional Indoor Football Team is braced for excitement and hard hitting football action in 2021 and fans and patrons of the Sports Academy in Glen Carbon, Illinois will get a first action, up-close, pre-season front seat this Sunday, March 14th at 12pm. With a roster boasting of Division One players, Arena League veterans, and a sprinkling of former NFL competitors, the Bandits are ready to dominate their American Arena League opponents beginning April 17th at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
Say "Hi" to Bandit players:
- Drew Hare.....former 3 year starting quarterback at Northern Illinois University who is in the Top 10 of every NIU career passing category.
- Kendall Morris.....former Austin Peay ground-gaining leader who saw action with both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens
- Levi Shetler.....6'5" Wide Receiver from the University of Buffalo who was showcased in the NFL's Spring League Developmental program.
- Keith Wainwright.....former Alabama A&M linebacker with XFL, AFL, and Denver Broncos experience, and another Spring League protege.
The Bandits are coached by veteran coaches in the Arena League, including.....
- Head Coach Jeff Hunt.....veteran indoor league coach and a former Assistant Coach with the San Antonio Talons of the top tier Arena Football League.
- Lee Johnson.....former University of Missouri player who spent time with the Washington Football Team of the NFL...saw action as a lineman for several seasons in the Arena Football League, and later became a coach in the Canadian Football League and NFL Europe. He is the former Head Coach of the San Antonio Talons of the AFL.
The St. Louis Bandits are in the Mid-West Division of the 16 team American Arena League with headquarters in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Bandits players and coaches will be available to fans on the field after the game.
The Sports Academy is a family friendly sports complex located at 101 The Game Drive in Glen Carbon, Illinois with easy access from I-270 and I-64.