Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers introduced Ron Shurts as the team’s new majority owner, during a press conference held today at US Airways Center. Mayor Phil Gordon and Rattlers Head Coach, Kevin Guy were also in attendance to help make the announcement.
Shurts, a prominent local entrepreneur co-founder of The Annexus Group, takes the reigns of one of the most successful franchises in Arena Football history. The Rattlers have garnered two AFL Championships, won five division titles, have played in five ArenaBowl Championship games, and are currently in their 19th season of operation.
Shurts has over 25 years of experience in financial services, sales and management and has trained thousands of financial professionals. He has helped drive the success of The Annexus Group with sales of over $7 billion. He is also the owner of Shurwest, a national marketing firm for financial advisors.
“I have been an Arizona Rattlers season ticket holder since day one and attended the first Arizona Rattlers game at America West Arena. I believe in the team and the Arena Football League,” said Shurts. “I want to bring the passion and excitement for Rattlers football back to US Airways Center and the Valley.”
The Arizona Rattlers are a part of the Arena Football League (AFL) and compete in the Western Division of the National Conference, led by Head Coach Kevin Guy and Assistant Head Coach Kani Kauahi.
The Rattlers play their home games at US Airways Center, which they share with the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA).
“Downtown Phoenix continues to grow and the Rattlers will be an integral part of the affordable, family-fun entertainment that the Suns and the Mercury are providing the local community,” Shurts added.
To purchase tickets for upcoming games and more information, please visit www.azrattlers.com.