Phoenix, Ariz. – The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers (14-3) will face the Cleveland Gladiators (8-9) in the National Conference Championship this Saturday, August 13th at 6:30 p.m. PDT at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Rattlers have faced the Gladiators twice already this season. The first game was a 77-62 victory in the city of Cleveland back in the first week of June. The second was a 48-point victory (68-20) in front of the Snake Pit in the regular season finale.
Arizona faced Cleveland only one other time in the postseason. In 2014, the Rattlers and the Gladiators faced off in ArenaBowl XXVII. That year, Cleveland was coming off an astounding 19-1 season, while the Rattlers were the two time defending champions. In the end, Arizona easily dispatched the Gladiators by a score of 72-32 to win their third straight championship.
Tickets for this weekend’s match-up are on sale now. Please visit azrattlers.com or call 602-514-TDTD (8383). Memberships for the 2017 regular season are also now available at the ticket office. Memberships start at just $10 and will allow exclusive access to playoff tickets.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers have won five 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.