New York Streets
The New York Streets were a professional indoor football team based in the New York metropolitan area. They were owned by Corey Galloway and were members of the National Arena League (NAL) for the 2019 season. They played their home games at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.
|New York Streets|
Played in White Plains, New York
at the Westchester County Center
|National Arena League (2019)|
|Team colors||Black, silver, white|
|Head coach||Rick Marsilio|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (0)|
The Streets were not included in any plans for the NAL's 2020 season.
In July 2018, the franchise was founded by Brooklyn businessman Corey Galloway, making him the first African-American owner of a New York-area professional sports team. Their website and social media announced that they were members of the National Arena League (NAL), although the league had no mention of the team at that time. On December 13, 2018, the NAL announced its approval of a New York City franchise for the 2019 season, added the Streets' logo to their team list on December 17, and officially announced the team on December 18.
The team announced they would play most of their home games at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York, with select games at Madison Square Garden. When they released their inaugural schedule, no games at Madison Square Garden were included, but the Streets did come to an agreement to have their home games aired on MSG Network.
The Streets played their first game on April 13, 2019, a 52–41 win over the Jacksonville Sharks in Jacksonville. A week later, they played their first home game on April 20 against the Orlando Predators. While the Streets proceeded to win with a score of 70–31 at the Westchester County Center, they played on 38-yard field instead of the regulation 50-yard field with markings to make it appear to still be 50 yards.
After four games, the Streets had a 3–1 record but then fell to a 3–9 record prior to their final home game on July 21. By halftime in that game against the Carolina Cobras, they had been shut out 46–0. The game was then cancelled as the visitor's locker room had been robbed with several Cobras' players personal items stolen and the Cobras refused to return to the field. A contracted production coordinator for the Streets was arrested for stealing approximately $3,000 in cash from the locker room, as well as stealing $1,000 the previous game from a Streets' cheerleader. A week later, the NAL fined the Streets for not providing adequate security but awarded the Streets a forfeit win due to the Cobras refusing to play, which the league viewed as detrimental to the public image of the league. The Streets then ended the season with a final 50–35 loss to the Massachusetts Pirates on July 27 to finish with a 4–10 record.
The Streets' website went dead during the 2019 offseason. In September 2019, the NAL announced it had merged with Champions Indoor Football for the 2020 season as a new league, but the Streets were not mentioned as one of the teams included in the merger. The merger fell apart a month later and they were not listed as a 2020 member in the NAL as of October 24, 2019. They were not included, or mentioned, on the 2020 season schedule.
|League champions||Playoff berth||League leader|
|Season||League||Regular season||Postseason results|
|Totals||4||10||0||All-time regular season record (2019)|
|0||0||—||All-time postseason record (2019)|
|4||10||0||All-time regular season and postseason record (2019)|
Note: Statistics are correct through the 2019 National Arena League regular season.
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