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St. Louis SLAM Reveals 2024 Football Schedule

Four-Time Women's National Champs' Home Opener Set For April 27

by Brian Ledford

A new campaign is on the horizon for the St. Louis SLAM women’s professional tackle football franchise.

The four-time national champions of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) revealed Sunday their upcoming regular season schedule that begins in late-April.

St. Louis concluded 2023 with a stellar 8-1 record, reaching the WFA’s Pro Division Championship game last July, falling to the Boston Renegades, who claimed their fifth straight national trophy.

The slate is now swiped clean as the SLAM, founded in 2002, seeks that “fifth ‘ship” later this summer to equal their rivals.

Again this season, St. Louis tussles within the eight-team Pro American Conference of the WFA Pro Division.

The SLAM’s six-game docket contains three games held locally, beginning with the season opener on Saturday, April 27 against the Columbus (OH) Chaos, a rep of WFA Division 2 that reached the 2023 post-season.

St. Louis then competes in a pair of battles on the road. The SLAM faces long-time nemesis, and conference rival, Minnesota Vixen on Saturday, May 4. The locals triumphed over the Vixens three times last season, but Minnesota is looking to avenge the setbacks with a solid showing at home that could potentially shake-up the WFA Pro standings.

Photo Credit: Mick Lite – Arch City Media

Week 3 for the SLAM finds them in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 11 to face the Derby City Dynamite. St. Louis claimed a pair of victories over the stubborn squad last season.

The SLAM returns home on Saturday, May 18 in a highly-anticipated showdown with the aforementioned defending champion Renegades, which should provide a glimpse for a potential 2024 championship re-match later in the summer. Expect all eyes that follow the WFA to watch this one closely, for all the right reasons.

After the Memorial Day weekend break, the SLAM faces conference foe Dallas Elite Mustangs on Saturday, June 1 on the road. The “orange-and-black attack” topped the Texans in 2023 with a 42-0 shutout.

St. Louis’ regular season concludes with a home contest against Minnesota on Saturday, June 15. This shakedown should be intriguing as both squads will be looking to supplant their potential post-season seedings prior to the Pro American conference playoffs.

Photo Credit: Mick Lite – Arch City Media

Once the regular season concludes, the top four-seeded teams within the Pro American conference will play in a bracketed tournament to the determine the representative that competes against the WFA Pro National conference champion in a game to be held at the esteemed Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, July 27. That game will be seen live on ESPN2.

A plethora of SLAM veterans returns to the turf this season and with recently-held tryouts, new faces will don jerseys in order to impress.

Locations and kickoff times for the three SLAM local games (4/27, 5/18 & 6/15) will be revealed shortly.

To help support the squad prior to their opening kickoff, the team is hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, March 2 at Five Oaks Community Center (1200 North Warson Rd., Olivette, MO). More info can be found at THIS FACEBOOK LINK.

For more information on the SLAM, go to their official website.

Arch City Media will be providing ongoing coverage of the SLAM this upcoming season.

















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By trade, he is a six-time, regional Emmy Award-winning news videographer/editor for KTVI/KPLR-TV. By hobby, he is a writer for Arch City Media, dating back to February 2014. Emphasis is on featuring and promoting local women's sports, but will cover anything that is not reported by traditional media outlets. Also a contributor to local concert reviews.

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