February 18, 2022
The Flyers and Spiders are renaming their franchises for the 2022 AUDL season. The Carolina Flyers and Oakland Spiders will now better reflect each franchise's respective home venue locations. The Flyers will continue playing home games at Durham County Stadium, while the Spiders' primary home venue will be Oakland Technical High School, where they hosted the majority of their games in 2021.
The Flyers are the reigning AUDL champions having beaten New York 19-16 in the 2021 title game. Founded in 2015, Carolina will play in the South Division along with the Atlanta Hustle, Austin Sol, Dallas Legion, and Tampa Bay Cannons.
Oakland is the only franchise in league history to possess two AUDL title trophies. Founded in 2014, the Spiders finished the 2021 season fifth in their division with a 4-8 record. Oakland will play in the West Division with the Colorado Summit, Los Angeles Aviators, Portland Nitro, Salt Lake Shred, San Diego Growlers, and Seattle Cascades.