Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers will play in three nationally televised regular season games, the AFL announced Wednesday afternoon. The games will be broadcasted on ESPN2.
The Rattlers’ second game of the season, which takes place in Los Angeles against the KISS on April 9th, will receive national attention. List of Arizona’s games that will be televised on ESPN2 are as follows:
|2||Saturday, April 9||Arizona at Los Angeles||8 p.m.|
|12||Friday, June 17||Philadelphia at Arizona||7 p.m.|
|17||Sunday, July 24||Cleveland at Arizona||6 p.m.|
Along with the schedule, the AFL has released this statement:
This season, ESPN will present each round of the AFL postseason, including ArenaBowl XXIX, which will air Friday, August 26, at 8 p.m. ET, live on ESPN. The regular season schedule kicks off on Saturday, April 2, with a Week 1 matchup between the Jacksonville Sharks and LA KISS on ESPN2.
“We are excited to be once again partnering with ESPN as this year promises expanded coverage on ESPN2 and what we believe will be our most competitive season ever,” AFL Commissioner Scott C. Butera said. “ESPN is the clear leader in sports entertainment through their work and their commitment to the Arena Football League is a great testament to the highly entertaining nature of our game.”
The full announcement can be found HERE.
The Rattlers now, along with the five games broadcasted on the CBS Sports Network, have a total of eight nationally televised games, or half of the 2016 season.
For additional information please visit www.azrattlers.com.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers have won three straight ArenaBowl championship games and are proud members of the Arena Football League (AFL). ArenaBowl XXVII marked the team’s ninth appearance in the Championship game, winning in 2014, 2013, 2012, 1997 and 1994. For tickets, call 602-514-TDTD (8383), or visit www.azrattlers.com.