So it took an extra year (damn you, COVID-19!) but it appears that arena football will be returning to Yakima in just a few weeks! Hooray, football!

It was just about this time last year that we told you about the brand-new Yakima Canines football organization that was getting primed for their inaugural season in the American West Football Conference (AWFC). Then... The 'Rona hit and wiped out the season. I was worried that the team may not ever have gotten off of the ground but, according to a post on their official Facebook page posted on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18), it looks like the 2021 season schedule is in place!

On their official website,, a 12-game schedule was rolled out with the first contest in club history slated for Sunday, May 9th at the Yakima Valley SunDome against a team from the Tri-Cities called the "Rush".

If you have never been to an arena, or, indoor, football game, you are in for a treat! Previously, Yakima has been home to two short-lived franchises -- the Shockwave (2 seasons) and Warriors (1 season) in two entirely different leagues.

Will the third time be the charm? I sure hope so! I'm really looking forward to getting to go to live sporting events again and this would be a great, inexpensive way to start!

Canines 2021 Game Schedule:

Season tickets are now on Sale at
All Home Games will be played at the Yakima Valley SunDome

Posted by Yakima Canines on Monday, January 18, 2021

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