(TUCSON, AZ) The Tucson Sugar Skulls will open their second season on the road on Thursday, March 19, then play the first of seven regular-season home games on Sunday, March 29, when they take on the Duke City Gladiators, one of four new teams in the Indoor Football League.
The 2020 IFL schedule announced today gives the Sugar Skulls seven different opponents in their seven home games, including visits from three of the four new teams in the league.The other new teams visiting Tucson Arena will be theSpokane Shock on Sunday, March 24, and the Oakland Panthers in the season finale on Saturday, June 27.
Tucson will host the Arizona Rattlers on Saturday, May 9. The San Diego Strike Force will visit on Saturday, April 11. The Green Bay Blizzard and Bismarck Bucks round out the home schedule with games on Saturday, May 2, and Saturday, June 13, respectively. Saturday games will kick off at 6 p.m. Sundaygames will start at 3 p.m.
The IFL announced yesterday that a fourth new team, from Frisco, Texas, has joined the league. The team, which is yet to be named, gives the IFL 13 teams for the 2020 season.
“Our fans can expect a lot of excitement every game with theme nights and door giveaways and activities that will be announced in the near future,” said Team President Jay Gonzales. “We want our fans to know that when they come to a Sugar Skulls game, they are coming to an event that offers fun and excitement beyond the great product we’re putting on the field.”
In addition to the season opener at the Cedar Rapids River Kings, the Sugar Skulls will travel to play the Rattlers and Strike Force twice and will play return games at Duke City and Spokane.
Season tickets for the 2020 season are currently on sale to the general public with reduced prices from the 2019 season in several sections of the arena. Season ticket information is on the Sugar Skulls website at www.tucsonsugarskulls.com. Information also is available by calling the team office at (520) 573-3000. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Single game tickets will go on sale after the first of the year.
Here is the complete 2020 schedule. All game times are Tucson time. All home games are at Tucson Arena:
Thursday March 19 5 p.m.at Cedar Rapids River Kings
Sunday March 29 3 p.m.vs. Duke City Gladiators
Sunday April 5 3 p.m.at Arizona Rattlers
Saturday April 11 6 p.m.San Diego Strike Force
Saturday April 18 7 p.m.at Spokane Shock
Sunday April 26 3 p.m.at San Diego Strike Force
Saturday May 2 6 p.m.vs. Green Bay Blizzard
Saturday May 9 6 p.m.vs. Arizona Rattlers
Saturday May 16 6 p.m.at Arizona Rattlers
Sunday May 24 3 p.m.vs. Spokane Shock
Saturday May 30 5 p.m.at Duke City Gladiators
Weekend of June 6 BYE
Saturday June 13 6 p.m.vs. Bismarck Bucks
Sunday June 21 3 p.m.at San Diego Strike Force