AFL: Consider Attending an AZ Rattlers Game

Are your children already bored this summer? Do they want football to start but have to wait until late August? Are you looking for something to do to get out of the house on a Friday or Saturday night? Well relax Mom’s and Dad’s and football fans, there is Arizona Rattlers football!! The Rattlers return to US Airways Arena on Friday July 6th at 7PM to take on the Utah Blaze. Their last regular season home game for the 2012 season is scheduled for July 21st against the Kansas City Command. What a great way to spend a warm summer night in an air conditioned arena. The Rattlers are offering a buy one ticket and get one free deal. Tickets are as low as $11.00 and there are plenty of those seats available. You can bring your own un-opened water into the game and the Rattlers offer many budget deals on the concessions.

You will have an exciting time when you attend a Rattlers game. Before the game you can get your face painted with many Rattler logos or get your picture taken with the Rattlers Sidewinders. The action is non-stop and your children will be sure to have an exciting time. During the game you will see Stryker the Rattler Mascot interacting with fans. During timeouts there are giveaways and a T-Shirt toss. If you sit in the middle seats close to the field there is always an opportunity to catch a football. Any football that goes into the stands is for the fans to keep. After the game you can walk onto the field and get your favorite Rattler player(s) autograph.

The playoff bound Rattlers are in first place in the National Conference West Division with 12 wins and only 3 losses. The Rattlers have the most explosive offense in the Arena league averaging 64 points a game. The defense is number ONE in the division. QB Nick Davila leads the Arena League in passing efficiency and has thrown 97 TD’s. Receiver Maurice Purify has caught 39 of those TD’s. Fan favorite Oldie Armstrong has scored 13 rushing TD’s. When he scores you can hear the fans chanting Odie Odie Odie. On defense Arkeith Brown has 9 interceptions and Marquis Floyd has 74 tackles.

So if you are looking for an exciting activity for the whole family; then get to an Arizona Rattlers football game. You will definitely enjoy yourself. Once you are bitten by this Rattler, you’ll want more and more! I know I did. I hope to see you at an upcoming Arizona Rattlers game.



Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall

I have lived in Phoenix for over 45+ years. I am an avid baseball, basketball, football and hockey fan. My favorite teams are the local professional sports teams yes even the Phx Mercury, as well as THE Arizona State Sun Devils. My favorite sport is baseball. I am a collector of baseball memorabilia. My favorite athlete of all time is Baseball Hall of Fame member Harmon Killebrew. I enjoy attending live sporting events and I am a season ticket holder for the Arizona Cardinals. I enjoy traveling the state of Arizona with my lovely wife Patti.

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