The new Arena Football League has another old team returning to the new lineup, as the San Jose SaberCats will field a team in the 2011 season under the direction of the old ownership group.
Fry’s Electronics Executive Vice President Kathryn J. Kolder and brothers John, Dave and Randy Fry are heading up the revived SaberCats, once regarded a model franchise in the old AFL. Darren Arbet will assume a greater role in the direction of the franchise as part of the club’s ownership group.
“We are ecstatic to finally make this official,” Arbet said. “The landscape of the new AFL has changed dramatically from what we were used to. Things will be different but we intend to bring our loyal fans the same brand of quality football they have come to expect from the SaberCats organization.”
No word on where the team will play, but it’s expected the SaberCats will return to HP Pavilion.