On Tuesday at 2 p.m., Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will welcome the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) at a rally on the steps of Borough Hall. The Bolts will kick off their season on Wednesday with a home game at MCU Park against the Boston Brawlers. Adams will cheer on the borough’s first professional football team since 1944 and speak to the importance of sports to Brooklyn’s culture.
Joining Borough President Adams will be the team’s players, coaches, including Head Coach John Bock, FXFL Commissioner Brian Woods, Councilmember Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura.
The Bolts, who are owned and operated by the FXFL, have a marketing and facility agreement in place with the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Bolts are owned jointly by the FXFL, New York Mets, Mets owner Jeff Wilpon and the Brooklyn Cyclones. The FXFL season consists of five games, with the Bolts facing the Brawlers, Omaha Mammoths and a traveling all-star squad known as the Blacktips. Rosters for all teams consist of players who are at most three years removed from college and all of which have some experience in the NFL, with the goal of further developing in hopes of making it back to that league.