Have been in touch with the Cyclones. It looks like the Bolts will have 1 Wednesday game and 2 Friday games at MCU Park October 15th, October 24th and November 7th. Tickets are not on sale yet. Should be very shortly
CBSNY excerpts -
There was a time, many years ago, when Brooklyn played host to
professional football. From 1930 to 1943, the Brooklyn Dodgers played in
the NFL and called Ebbets Field their home. In 1944, the team changed
its name to the Brooklyn Tigers but merged with the Boston Yanks in 1945
because of financial difficulties.
Before that, the Brooklyn Tigers began playing in the NFL in 1926 but
later changed their name to the Brooklyn Horsemen. The franchise left
the NFL for the All-America Football Conference in 1946.
Fast forward 68 years and Brooklyn is back in the professional football business.
Last week, the FXFL (Fall Experimental Football League) — a new developmental league that hopes to one day become a partner with the NFL — announced that the Brooklyn Bolts will be one of four teams that will play in the league’s inaugural 2014 season. The Bolts will play at Coney Island’s MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.
“New York is an important market to us for several reasons,” said
FXFL Founder and Commissioner Brian Woods. “Number one, for the media
presence. And, obviously, the partnership with the Brooklyn Cyclones
embodies our business model for this league.”
That model includes containing costs, smaller venues and taking
advantage of partnering with a minor-league baseball team that already
has an infrastructure in place. The Cyclones will provide the Bolts
with marketing support in an area that has developed a craving for
In 2001, Brooklyn witnessed the return of professional baseball with
the Cyclones. Then, in 2012, the New Jersey Nets relocated to Brooklyn
to play at Barclays Center. In 2015, the Islanders will join the Nets
on Atlantic Avenue after their 43rd and final season at Nassau Coliseum.
Come this October, Brooklyn sports fans will get a peek at some young
football stars that hope to use the FXFL as their ticket back to the
“We’re a developmental league first and foremost,” said Woods.
“That’s a priority for us. We see ourselves as the unofficial
developmental league for the National Football League.”
The fans will see a field at MCU Park that runs parallel to the
first-base line and will be angled slightly towards right-center field.
They will be able to start circling dates on their calendars later this
week when the FXFL releases its schedule and announces its television
For more information on the FXFL go to www.fxfl.com.