Arena Football League
Shock Single Game Tickets Go on Sale Friday, March 1st
Shock announced today that single game tickets for the Spokane Shock
2013 Net 10 Wireless Arena Football League season are going on sale
Friday, March 1st at 10 a.m. PST through all TicketsWest Box Office
locations, online, or by phone.
game tickets can be purchased as low as $14 per ticket, or fans are
able to purchase a "Football 4-Pack" which includes four (4) single game
tickets for $40.
Shock open their 2013 season schedule with a three (3) game road trip
to Cleveland, Chicago, and Iowa before returning home to take on the
Arizona Rattlers on Friday, April 12th at 7 p.m. PST at Spokane Arena
(720 W Mallon). The first 5,000 fans in attendance at the home opener
will receive a free Shock Magnet Schedule compliments of George Gee Kia.
are very excited for the upcoming season and what is to be the best
season schedule we've had in our eight-year history," said Shock
Director of Ticket Sales Andrew Dolan. "We were able to achieve a great
balance between Friday and Saturday games, with all of our 2013 home
games starting at 7 p.m. PST at Spokane Arena."
game tickets can be purchased by visiting www.TicketsWest.com, any
TicketsWest Box Office location, or by phone at 1-800-325-SEAT (7328).
tickets are currently on sale with packages starting as low as $90 for
all nine (9) Shock home games at Spokane Arena in 2013. Season and group
ticket packages can be purchased by calling the Shock office at
509-242-7462, visiting the Shock Box Office located in the Shock
Facility in Spokane Valley (3212 N Eden Rd. Ste B), or by visiting the
Shock website at www.SpokaneShock.com.
Shock to Open Training Camp this Weekend
Shock announced today that the team will officially open their 2013
training camp this upcoming weekend, three weekends before the team's
regular season opener on the road against the Cleveland Gladiators on
team will first come together for non-padded practices on Sunday, March
3rd and Monday, March 4th, one week before the team's preseason Orange
and White Game on Sunday, March 10th with doors opening at 2 p.m. PST
and kickoff at 4 p.m. PST.
first padded practice of training camp will take place on Tuesday,
March 5th, also the 2013 Media Day for the Shock. This event is open to
media and practice will begin at approximately 10 a.m. and conclude at
12 p.m. PST. Shock Coaches and Players will be available for media
interviews following the conclusion of practice. Media that is
interested in attending this event should contact Ryan Eucker at the
Shock office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
training camp practices will be held at the Shock Training Facility,
located at 3212 N Eden Rd Ste. B in the Spokane Valley. The Shock will
make every effort to adhere to the released training schedule, though
practice times and locations are subject to change.
Please note the below list of key dates leading up to the start of the 2013 season.
Saturday, March 2: Players Report (35-man Roster, Physicians Only, CLOSED)
Tuesday, March 5: SHOCK MEDIA DAY, Practice 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Interviews 12 - 1:30 p.m. (MEDIA ONLY)
Friday, March 8: Practice 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Sunday, March 10: Orange & White Game at Spokane Arena (Kickoff 4 p.m.).
Tuesday, March 12: Practice 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (MEDIA DAY, OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Friday, March 15: Practice 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (OPEN TO PUBLIC)
March 17: Conclusion of Training Camp.
Monday, March 18: 2013 Net 10 Wireless AFL Regular Season Begins
Barnstormers Training Camp Headed Back to Oskaloosa
Barnstormers General Manager John Pettit along with Head Coach and
Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee unveiled detailed plans
today regarding the team's 2013 training camp. For the second straight
season, the Barnstormers will be holding their 2 week training camp
about an hour south of Des Moines in Oskaloosa, Iowa. All team practices
will be held on the campus of William Penn University at the state of
the art Penn Activities Center. Training Camp officially opens this
Saturday, March 2 when 35 players from around the country will attempt
to land a spot on the Barnstormers 2013 roster.
addition to practices, the Barnstormers will be involved in many
community events throughout the Oskaloosa area ranging from meet and
greet dinners to visits at local schools and hospitals. The first major
community event will take place on Sunday March 3rd when the Oskaloosa
Chamber of Commerce will hold a kickoff party at the Penn Central Mall.
The event will be held in the Center Courtyard area and begins at 5:00pm
and is open to the public. Barnstormers players, coaches and members of
the dance team will be on hand from 5:30-6:30 to meet and greet fans
and sign autographs.
year ago, the Barnstormers were seeking a place to hold their training
camp. When members of the William Penn Staff along with town officials
heard the news, it became a very easy decision. "We felt that it was
very important to create an atmosphere where our player s could bond
quickly as a team. Taking our camp on the road to Oskaloosa allowed us
to accomplish just that. The facilities at William Penn are top notch
and the community support was outstanding. Coming back for year number
two was the easiest decision we ever made." Stated Hohensee
will take place daily and are open to the general public and all media.
The team will hold an inter-squad scrimmage on Friday, March 8 at
8:00am. A complete schedule of practices dates and times is listed
below. A full training camp roster will be released later this week,
prior to the first team practice on Saturday.
tickets for the 2013 Barnstormers season remain on sale now starting at
just $99.00 per seat. Don't miss a minute of the action this season!
Barnstormers 5-game Pigskin Packages are also available. The home opener
is scheduled for Friday, April 5. For more information call the
Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log onto www.theiowabarnstormers.com.
Orlando Predators Report to Training Camp This Weekend
Orlando Predators return to the city beautiful this weekend for the
2013 season training camp. With three weeks before the regular season
begins, the team is preparing for their first regular season game
against the New Orleans Voodoo March 24, at 6:00pm ET.
2013 Predators are to arrive in town Friday March 1st for a team dinner
and initial meeting. Saturday March 2nd, all players report for their
physicals and registration. The Predators first practice is scheduled
for Sunday, March the 3rd .
two weeks of training camp, the Orlando Predators will go head to head
in a preseason scrimmage against the Jacksonville Sharks. The scrimmage
is to be held at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 15 on Sea Best Field at
the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. This game is a great
opportunity for the Predators coaching staff to see the talent on the
field before making their final cuts.
camp practices will be held at Tinker field at the Citrus Bowl, located
at 1610 W. Church Street, Orlando Florida 32805. Practices will
generally run from 8am-12pm.
Arena Football franchise since 1991, the Orlando Predators are heading
into their 22nd year in the AFL. In that time, the Predators have
advanced to the AFL playoffs a league leading 19 times and advanced to
the ArenaBowl seven times winning the championship in 1998 and 2000.
2012 Hall of Fame Selection, DB Clevan Thomas Returns to SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats announced that they have been assigned 2012 Arena
Football League Hall of Fame selection and SaberCats legend, defensive
back Clevan Thomas on a two-year contract.
able to add a game-changer like Clevan is huge for us heading into this
season," said Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet. "He is the best defensive
player I have ever had the pleasure of coaching and mixing him in with
our very talented secondary is something we are very excited about."
(5-10, 195, Florida State), a five-time All-Arena selection, 2002
Rookie of the Year and two-time Defensive Player of the Year (2002-03)
will soon join former teammates Barry Wagner, Sam Hernandez and
SaberCats Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet in the AFL Hall of Fame.
as the 24th Greatest Player in AFL history by the Silver Anniversary
Committee in 2012, Thomas previously played with the SaberCats from
2002-08 and is the franchise leader in interceptions (50), which is tied
for second all-time in AFL history with former Orlando Predators great
Durwood Roquemoore. Thomas also is the single-season franchise leader in
interceptions (13 in 2003), which is the fourth highest total in AFL
history, as well as the franchise leader in passes defensed (108) and is
second in franchise history in total tackles (460).
three-time ArenaBowl champion (2002, 2003 and 2007), the former Florida
State Seminole was a game-changer for San Jose. His famed defensive
style predicated on press coverage is a key factor in what has made
Thomas one of the greatest defensive backs to ever play the game.
Lesué to Compete in Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars
Blaze wide receiver Aaron Lesué will trade in his cleats for a pair of
dance shoes this Friday, March 1st as he participates in the second
annual Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars competition. In an effort to
raise support for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Lesué
will step off the turf and into the world of ballroom dancing to put his
footwork to the test.
is one of several local celebrities that will perform a routine live on
stage tomorrow at the Sheraton in downtown Salt Lake City. Over the
past four weeks, he has been as been perfecting his moves with the help
of talented dance professional Laura Payne Juarez.
seemed like a lot of work at first, but it has actually picked up
recently," Lesué stated. "Just like football, it comes with a ton of
repetition. It's hard because if you mess up one step, you throw off the
Aaron is an athlete, he has great coordination and has picked up the
choreography quickly," said Juarez. "I didn't go easy on him with the
footwork or tricks and he's really come through. He's going to surprise
everyone, and I would love to see him win this competition!"
with the Salt Lake Stars will be held at the Sheraton in downtown Salt
Lake City this Friday, March 1st from 6:30pm - 10:00pm. If you would
like to purchase tickets, contact the American Cancer Society of Utah at
Champions Professional Indoor Football League
Omaha Beef take on the Nebraska Lawdawgs this Sunday at the Ralston Arena
Beef announces their first home game of the season at the new Ralston
Arena. Omaha Beef will play the Nebraska Lawdawgs this Sunday, March
3rd, at the all-new Ralston Arena located at 7300 Q St. Ralston, NE
68127. There will be a ribbon cutting at 2:00 P.M. at the Ralston arena
for all of those who would like to celebrate the new season before the
game. The game will begin at 3:00 P.M. Season tickets are at the low
price of $89 and single tickets can be purchased for $15. Further
ticketing information can be accessed at the Ralston Arena Ticketing
Office at (800) 440-3741 or HomePrideTix.com.
Indoor Football League
Nebraska Danger Set for IFL Opener against Defending Champion Storm
2013 IFL season begins this Saturday, March 2 for the Nebraska Danger
as they host defending league champion Sioux Falls. The Storm will bring
a 1-0 record to the Heartland Events Center as they defeated the Green
Bay Blizzard 64-41 in their season opening contest.
Danger defeated the Lincoln Haymakers 56-21 last week in an exhibition
game with the team from the CPIFL. After a slow start, head coach Mike
Davis liked what he saw from his team.
didn't have a great start, so that's a concern," Davis said. "But, I
thought our guys came together and played pretty well in the second
half. That said, the way we played, we are a long way off from beating a
team with the resume of Sioux Falls. It will take our best effort on
the win against the Haymakers, the Danger did most of the work on the
ground. They ran 23 times for 68 yards, with newcomer Randy Bell leading
the way with 50 yards on five carries and a touchdown. He'll join
Daniel Libre in the backfield for the first game of the season.
defense will be relied on heavily on Saturday as the Storm bring a
potent offense to Grand Island led by quarterback Martavious Young.
Young, who played at Southern Miss, was named IFL offensive
player-of-the-week for his efforts against Green Bay. He threw for 152
yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 101 yards on 18 carries
and another score.
linebacker Tyler Knight earned league defensive player-of-the-week
honors after racking up 13 tackles and a sack in the Sioux Falls win.
The Storm held the Blizzard to just 37 yards rushing in the victory.
game is part of a full four-game IFL schedule for week two. In other
action, Cedar Rapids will host the Texas Revolution and the Colorado Ice
will host the Tri-Cities Fever on Friday night. Also on Saturday, the
Chicago Slaughter will host Green Bay. Kickoff is set for 7 PM at the
Heartland Events Center.
for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the
Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. Theme for the
night is Jersey Night! The game will be available via America One on the
B2 network at b2tv.com, as well as broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 with
veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed
live at www.2dayfm1031.com
Special events during the game:
Pre-game entertainment by Little Danger Football and Lincoln Elementary School
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls Fan tunnel by Lincoln Elementary and Skagway
Performance by Grand Island Northwest's 14 Karat Gold
Presentation of the Colors by area Boy Scouts
National Anthem by Doniphan-Trumbull Schools
Coin Toss by Shawn Smith and Boy Scouts
by Bones and the Texas Roadhouse Armadillo Halftime performances by the
Danger Dolls, 14 Karat Gold, Alpha Omicron Pi and Play it Again Sports
Wiffleball Throw for Dough contest benefitting the United Way! (Buy a
mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a
chance to win!)
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Pizza Eating Contest with The Bunkhouse Section contests for Nebraska Lottery
the game, an autograph party/dance party with Players, Danger Dolls,
Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place.
Storm Head to Nebraska this Saturday
The Sioux Falls Storm travels to Grand Island, Nebraska to take on the Nebraska Danger this Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00pm.
Storm started the season with a win in Green Bay, WI. Although many new
faces the Storm proved that they could step up and work as a team to
start the season with a record of 1-0. This game will be the home opener
for Nebraska Danger.
in to KOOL 107.9 FM at 7:00pm CT to hear The Silver Fox, Rich Roste,
give the play-by-play for the game. To watch live go to www.siouxfallsstorm.com and click on the B2 tab.