The AFL Football Team is SWLA's third crack at indoor arena football and you know what they say, the third one's a charm. It's time to turn up Louisiana! Get your tickets now, because the Voodoo season is about to get underway. Don't forget to pick up your official Voodoo team merch!

Let's come out in big numbers Lake Charles! The first game is on April 27, 2024, where the Voodoo will play their first game at home against Philadelphia Soul. Are you ready for some arena football? Let's geaux Louisiana Voodoo!

The indoor arena gridiron action returns to SWLA this month with Louisiana Voodoo making its AFL debut. Get your season ticket package and make sure you are in the building for the game on April 27, 2024, at the Lake Charles Event Center's Sudduth Coliseum, the team's new home arena.

In the meantime, Louisiana Voodoo will play six games at home in Sudduth Coliseum.
The team colors will be black, red, tan, & white. Peep the team logo, see the new uniforms, and get the schedule below, but first:

MEET THE PLAYERS


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MEET THE LOUISIANA VOODOO HEAD COACH James Shiver was the offensive coordinator for the Land Sharks. Coach Shiver is a graduate of the University of Lafayette with a master’s from Louisiana College. His last Head Coach position was with the AFL's Montgomery Maulers, where he was named 'Coach of The Year.' More recently, Coach Shiver was the Athletic Director and Head Coach at St. Edmund Catholic High School in Eunice, LA. It's an exciting time for SWLA, says Lake Charles Mayor Nick Hunter,

"This is an exciting day for Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana," Mayor Hunter added. "Welcoming arena football back to Lake Charles with a legacy team like the Louisiana Voodoo is simply wonderful. This new partnership with the AFL offers further evidence of a very bright future for the Lake Charles Event Center. We look forward to making Lake Charles home to this team's players, staff, and management and cannot wait to see them make their way onto the turf for the first time in 2024."

AFL Commissioner Lee Hutton agrees and said the team is excited to return to Louisiana.

"The Voodoo are coming back to Louisiana, and we couldn't be more thrilled," Hutton said. "With the support of the Louisiana community and the Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter, the team will be quickly integrated into the cultural epicenter of this passion football fanbase and etch a new chapter into the Voodoo legacy."

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