2008 Louisville Fire Arena Football Schedule Unveiled
Louisville, KY-The arenafootball2 league has released the schedule and the realignment of conferences and divisions for the 2008 season.
The Fire will open the season on March 29 against the Iowa Barnstormers. Then on April 26, the "War on 64" rivalry with Lexington will begin in Freedom Hall. The two teams will match up three times during the season; Saturday, May 31 in Lexington and Monday, June 23 in Freedom Hall. The Fire will take on rivals from last season when they host the Quad City Steamwheelers (Friday, April 11) and the Green Bay Blizzard (Saturday, June 14), and resurrect the rivalry with the Peoria Pirates on July 26 will be the last home game for the Fire in 2008. Mahoning Valley Thunder, Albany Conquest, and the Peoria Pirates will all make trips to Freedom Hall. The Fire will visit Mahoning Valley Thunder, Tennessee Valley Vipers, and the South Georgia Wildcats, as well as all divisional opponents.
The af2 has also announced the realigning of the two conferences and divisions, as well as expansion teams. The Laredo Lobos have moved to Peoria and chose to resurrect the Peoria Pirates. The Iowa Barnstormers will play their first af2 game on March 29 since the end of the 2001 season. During the 2007 season the Austin Wranglers played in the Arena Football League but they have moved to the af2 for this season. The Lexington Horsemen and the Daytona Beach Thunderbirds are also joining the af2. The Fire, Horsemen, Barnstormers, Pirates, Steamwheelers, and Blizzard will play in the Midwest Division.
South Midwest East
Daytona Beach Thunderbirds Iowa Barnstormers Albany Conquest
Florida Firecats Green Bay Blizzard Mahoning Valley Thunder
South Georgia Wildcats Lexington Horsemen Manchester Wolves
Tennessee Valley Vipers Louisville Fire Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers
Quad City Steamwheelers
Central Southwest West
Amarillo Dusters Austin Wranglers Boise Burn
Arkansas Twisters Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings Central Valley Coyotes
Lubbock Renegades Corpus-Christi Sharks Spokane Shock
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz Texas Copperheads Stockton Lightning
Tulsa Talons Rio Grande Valley Dorados Tri-Cities Fever
Season tickets for the 2008 Fire season are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 502.368.0009 today. Season tickets packages begin at $72.
Date Opponent Time
Saturday, March 29 Iowa Barnstormers 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 5 @ South Georgia Wildcats 7:30 PM
Friday, April 11 Quad City Steamwheelers 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 19 @ Tennessee Valley Vipers 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 26 Lexington Horsemen 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 3 @ Quad City Steamwheelers 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 10 @ Iowa Barnstormers 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 17 Mahoning Valley Thunder 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 31 @ Lexington Horsemen 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 7 @ Peoria Pirates 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 14 Green Bay Blizzard 7:00 PM
Monday, June 23 Lexington Horsemen 7:30 PM
Friday, June 27 @ Mahoning Valley Thunder 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 12 Albany Conquest 7:00 PM
Friday, July 18 @ Green Bay Blizzard 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 26 Peoria Pirates 7:00 PM
*Dates and Times Subject to Change
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