PHOENIX – The six-time world champion Arizona Rattlers and Gila River Arena are excited to announce that the Rattlers will return to Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona for the Indoor Football League's 2019 Playoffs.
With the 56-0 win over the Cedar Rapids River Kings this past Saturday, the Rattlers have not only earned a first-round bye, but will also host the conference championship at Gila River Arena, which will take place on Saturday, June 29th. The game is slated to kick off at 6:00 p.m. PDT and will be broadcast live on YouTube. The Rattlers will announce information on single-game playoff tickets upcoming.
"We will certainly miss the friendly confines of Talking Stick Resort Arena", said team president, Chris Presson. "We are thankful for the opportunity to try and win our seventh championship at another first class facility in Gila River Arena."
The Rattlers also have a one-game lead over the Iowa Barnstormers for the top spot in the IFL. Should the Rattlers maintain this lead at the conclusion of the 2019 IFL regular season, Gila River Arena also would play host to the 2019 United Bowl, in the event that Arizona wins the Conference Championship. The United Bowl will be held on Saturday, July 13th, with a 6:00 p.m. PDT kickoff.
"We are thrilled to be hosting the Arizona Rattlers at Gila River Arena as they compete for their seventh world-championship" said Dale Adams, General Manager of Gila River Arena, "Rattlers' fans will truly enjoy this great arena located in the best entertainment district in Arizona."
Experience Arizona's premier Entertainment District that includes restaurants and bars at Westgate, shopping at Tanger Outlets, and is conveniently located off of the 101 loop.
For more information on the Arizona Rattlers, the Indoor Football League, and the 2019 United Bowl, please visit azrattlers.com.
About Gila River Arena
Gila River Arena is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility situated on 13.5 acres in the City of Glendale, Arizona. The Arena is home to the Arizona Coyotes NHL Hockey team and entertains over one-million visitors annually through concerts, family shows and sporting events. The arena anchors the Westgate Entertainment District located on 223 acres for shopping, dining, entertainment and commercial offices. www.gilariverarena.com
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers were founded in 1992, and are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). In the two seasons that the Rattlers have been in the IFL, they have won one championship in 2017 and was in the conference championship last season. The Rattlers spent 24 seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL), and in that time made ten appearances in the ArenaBowl, winning in 2014, 2013, 2012, 1997 and 1994. For tickets, call 602-514-TDTD (8383), or visit www.azrattlers.com.