In 1987 an American tradition began on the football field of the Pittsburgh Civic Center. The tradition was the first Arena Bowl hosted by the Pittsburgh Civic Center for the benefit of the Arena Football League. The first of these clashes which was coined Arena Bowl I was between the Denver Dynamite and the Pittsburgh Gladiators.
A total of 13,232 Arena Football Fans watched their hometown favorites the Pittsburgh Gladiators get routed by the Denver Dynamite with a score of 45 to 16. 21 years later Patches by The/Studio became a part of Arena Football history, by being chosen by the Arena Football League as the official producer of their embroidered patches. Recently our patches were featured on the Arena Football field for the XXV Arena Bowl match between the Arizona Rattlers and the Philadelphia Soul at the New Orleans Arena. The Arizona Rattlers won the match with a score of 72 to 54 and became the Arena National Champions. Congratulations to the Arizona Rattlers, and thanks to the Arena Football League for trusting Patches by The/Studio to produce high quality patches for their football league.