The American Arena League (AAL) is pleased to announce its newest team the Atlanta Havoc, the Havoc will play their games in Buford Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta in a state of the art facility. The Buford Arena is a $22 million Buford multi-purpose facility. The sprawling arena features plenty of seating 5,500 in total not including balcony or floor space. — 1,500 have chair backs — and a mid-field 1.2 million dollar Jumbo tron scoreboard with ultra-clear high def video screens and replay on each side. Each video board measures 18 feet by 10 feet, making it one of the largest video boards for this type of facility in the country.
The Havoc are owned by Tim Viens a driver on the NASCAR Camping World Series as well as the NASCAR Xfinity Racing Series. Tim also runs and is president of several business organizations including the Vermont Bucks an arena football team located in Burlington Vermont. The Bucks were the 2017 Can-Am Indoor Football League Champions and led the league in attendance as well as sponsorship and ticket sales.
Tim and his wife Cherie reside in Daytona Beach Florida, and now are seeking a second home in the Buford area. He attended high school at South Burlington in Vermont and college at Glenville State where he was a kicker on the football team. He graduated from the Community College of Vermont. After college he played 4 years of arena football in Daytona Beach Florida.
“I am very excited to be the person to bring professional arena football to the area. The Buford-Atlanta area has a strong passion for sports that I believe will carry over to the Havoc.” says team owner Tim Viens.
Activity at a Havoc’s game runs throughout the day on game day, tailgating starts three hours before game time with outdoor activities for the family with kids inflatables, climbing walls and face painters as well as a beer garden and live music, featuring local and regional bands for the adults.
Thirty minutes before game time the activities move indoors with pre-game festivities from opening team introductions , fan give a ways, on the field skits during timeouts and halftime shows and more. There is always something for the fan of every age at a Havoc’s game. The fun does not end after the game either in the AAL, Havoc fans will be allowed on the field to get autographs and to take pictures with their favorite Havoc players and dance team members. Fans will be right on top of the action at a Havoc’s game, fans have a chance to catch footballs as they go into the stands, even an occasional player may go into the stands. You can keep the football but please throw the player back
The Havoc will play in the American Arena League for the 2018 season, along side 12 other top programs across the eastern sea board, from Florida to Vermont.
Tickets start at $8.00 for kids (17 & under) and $15 for adults for a day of entertainment. The first home game for the Havoc will be on March 17th Saint Patrick's Day. Tickets are now on sale visit www.atlantahavoc.com for details.
Jack Bowman president of the AAL states “ The Buford-Atlanta area is a great location for our league to be expanding to it fits well in to our footprint of teams. Tim brings a wealth of knowledge in professional sports and business leadership and is an ideal fit for our league.
For more information on the Havoc and the American Arena League go their respective websites at www.atlantahavoc.com and www.americanarenaleague.com.