2017 Cleveland Gladiators season

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2017 Cleveland Gladiators season
Head coach Ron Selesky
Owner Dan Gilbert
Home field Quicken Loans Arena
Results
Record 5–9
League place 3rd
Playoff finish Lost Semifinals 59–73 (Storm)

The 2017 Cleveland Gladiators season was the 18th season for the franchise in the Arena Football League, and their eighth in Cleveland. The Gladiators played at the Quicken Loans Arena. The Gladiators drew an average home attendance of 10,173 in the 2017 AFL season.[1]

Staff

2017 Cleveland Gladiators staff
Front office[2]
  • Dan Gilbert (Majority Owner)
  • Len Komoroski (CEO)
  • Kerry Bubolz (President of Business Operations)
  • Mike Ostrowski (VP of Minor League Operations)
  • Dominic Jones (Director of Football Operations)
  • Chad Schofield (Football Outreach and Community Ambassador)
 

Head coach

Assistant coaches

[3]

Roster

The Gladiators on April 22
2017 Cleveland Gladiators roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Other league exempt

  • Currently vacant

League suspension

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

Refuse to report

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 14, 2017
23 Active, 18 Inactive

Schedule

The Gladiators playing the Tampa Bay Storm on April 22

Regular season

The 2017 regular season schedule was released on January 5, 2017.[4]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Saturday April 8 7:00 PM EDT Tampa Bay Storm L 40–46 0–1 Quicken Loans Arena 12,865 [5]
2 Sunday April 16 3:00 PM EDT Baltimore Brigade L 49–52 0–2 Quicken Loans Arena 5,758 [6]
3 Saturday April 22 7:00 PM EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 61–62 0–3 Amalie Arena 9,119 [7]
4 Friday April 28 7:00 PM EDT Washington Valor W 48–34 1–3 Quicken Loans Arena 9,223 [8]
5 Saturday May 6 7:00 PM EDT Philadelphia Soul L 67–69 1–4 Quicken Loans Arena 10,389 [9]
6 Bye
7 Saturday May 20 7:00 PM EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 46–64 1–5 Wells Fargo Center 7,667 [10]
8 Saturday May 27 7:00 PM EDT at Baltimore Brigade L 60–63 1–6 Royal Farms Arena 5,190 [11]
9 Saturday June 3 7:00 PM EDT at Washington Valor W 59–35 2–6 Verizon Center 9,901 [12]
10 Saturday June 10 7:00 PM EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 49–59 2–7 Wells Fargo Center 10,103 [13]
11 Friday June 16 7:00 PM EDT Baltimore Brigade W 59–48 3–7 Quicken Loans Arena 10,877 [14]
12 Saturday June 24 7:00 PM EDT Philadelphia Soul L 28–59 3–8 Quicken Loans Arena 10,580 [15]
13 Bye
14 Saturday July 8 7:00 PM EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 41–39 4–8 Quicken Loans Arena 11,525 [16]
15 Bye
16 Saturday July 22 7:00 PM EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 27–57 4–9 Amalie Arena 10,567 [17]
17 Saturday July 29 7:00 PM EDT at Washington Valor W 62–28 5–9 Verizon Center 11,127 [18]
18 Bye

Playoffs

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
AFL Semifinals Monday August 14 7:00 PM EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 59–73 Amalie Arena 9,621 [19]

Standings

2017 Arena Football League standings
Team Overall Points Records
W L PCT PF PA Home Away GB STK
(1)Philadelphia Soul 13 1 .929 817 590 7–0 6–1 W3
(2)Tampa Bay Storm 10 4 .714 710 662 6–1 4–3 3.0 L1
(3)Cleveland Gladiators 5 9 .357 696 715 3–4 2–5 8.0 W1
(4)Baltimore Brigade 4 10 .286 620 749 3–4 1–6 9.0 L4
Washington Valor 3 11 .214 565 692 2–5 1–6 10.0 W1

(#) - playoff position secured

References

  1. ^ "AFL Attendance". arenafan.com. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Front office – Cleveland Gladiators.com
  3. ^ Coaching staff – Cleveland Gladiators.com
  4. ^ "Arena Football League Announces 2017 Schedule". arenafootball.com. January 5, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators (Apr 8, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Baltimore Brigade vs Cleveland Gladiators (Apr 16, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Tampa Bay Storm (Apr 22, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. April 22, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "Washington Valor vs Cleveland Gladiators (Apr 28, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. April 28, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "Philadelphia Soul vs Cleveland Gladiators (May 6, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Philadelphia Soul (May 20, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Baltimore Brigade (May 27, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Washington Valor (June 3, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. June 3, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Philadelphia Soul (June 10, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "Baltimore Brigade vs Cleveland Gladiators (Jun 16, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Philadelphia Soul (June 24, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators (Jul 8, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  17. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators (Jul 22, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Washington Valor (Jul 29, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  19. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators (Aug 14, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
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