The Arena Football League was the first successful and is now the longest-running brand of indoor football. The teams play eight-on-eight football on a 50 yard field with 8 yard enzones.

The most unique element of the AFL is the rebound net. One net is on each side of the slack net(where extra points and field goals are kicked). Any ball thrown off of or kicked off of the nets is a live ball. The slack net is higher up and half the width of outdoor goal posts.

The AFL's mission statement is as follows: “To serve our community with pride and passion as a quality example of individual and team excellence on the field, in the office, at the arena and within the community by consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations by demonstrating the highest character, appreciation and respect for our game, customers, teammates and partners as a cost-effective and visionary organization providing a total entertainment experience.”