|The press conference for the American professional indoor football exhibition game in China is held in Beijing on Friday. (People's Daily Online/Huang Jin)|
An American professional indoor football exhibition match will be held at Beijing Capital Gymnasium on Nov. 10, 2013. This will be the first match played by American professional indoor football teams in China. The Eastern All-Star Team from Philadelphia and the Western All-Star Team from Arizona will offer a wonderful authentic American football game to Chinese spectators.
"American football is the most influential sports in the U.S. and a typical representative of the culture of American sports. The exhibition match will allow spectators in Beijing to feel the passion and team spirit of the sport and experience the culture of American sports," said Li Xiaoqiang, executive vice president of Beijing Foreign Friendship Association during the press conference held in Beijing on Friday.
The players of the all-star teams were selected from the clubs of American Football League (AFL). They represent the highest level of the American professional indoor football game.
American Indoor Football game is divided into two halves of four sections, each lasting for 15 minutes. The whole match takes about three hours. The Chinese spectators will, for the first time, feel the passion of the clashes in the game, appreciate the sophisticated tactical coordination among the team members and share their honors. There's no doubt that the exhibition game will be an extreme confrontation for the American professional indoor football teams and a perfect feast of American sports culture.