All Saturday games move from 6:05 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Arizona Time
Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Ratters have announced that KASW-TV (Your Phoenix CW) will be the new on-air broadcast home for all games played at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix for the Indoor Football League’s (IFL) 2019 season. Beginning March 3rd, 2019 through June 15th, 2019, KASW-TV will air seven home games.
“This is a really exciting time for us,” says Traci Wilkinson, VP and General Manager of KASW-TV. “The Arizona Rattlers are six-time world champions and we’re proud to share their success with our audience.”
The new broadcast partner means that all Saturday games now will kick off at 5:00 p.m. PDT, instead of 6:05 p.m. PDT. The Sunday, June 9th game against the Sugar Skulls has also been moved to Saturday, June 8th, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
The Rattlers will face some of the best teams in the league, including the Sioux Falls Storm and Nebraska Danger along with several expansion teams, which includes the San Diego Strike Force and the Tucson Sugar Skulls.
Their first home game against the Cedar Rapids River Kings will air Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 3:05pm on KASW, channel 6 and 61.1. The full schedule can be seen below.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 – CEDAR RAPIDS RIVER KINGS AT ARIZONA RATTLERS (3:05 PM)
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 – TUCSON SUGAR SKULLS AT ARIZONA RATTLERS (5:00 PM)
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 – SIOUX FALLS STORM AT ARIZONA RATTLERS (3:05 PM)
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – SAN DIEGO STRIKE FORCE AT ARIZONA RATTLERS (5:00 PM)
SATURDAY, MAY 4 – NEBRASKA DANGER AT ARIZONA RATTLERS (5:00 PM)
SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – TUCSON SUGAR SKULLS AT ARIZONA RATTLERS (5:00 PM)
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 – SAN DIEGO STRIKE FORCE AT ARIZONA RATTLERS (5:00 PM)
All of the Arizona Rattlers away games can still be seen on YouTube. The official IFL channel can be found here: www.youtube.com/IndoorFootballLeague
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About KASW-TV and Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 174 television stations reaching 100 markets or approximately 38.7% of all U.S. television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s portfolio includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW, Telemundo, Bounce TV, Me-TV, and LATV.
About 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.
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