Firecats Announce 2008 Schedule
Estero, FL- The Florida Firecats announced their schedule for the 2008 season today. The schedule is highlighted by three games against their new instate rivals, the Dayton Beach Firebirds. The Peoria Pirates return to the af2 after a two-year hiatus. Florida and Peoria battled for the 2002 and 2004 ArenaCup with the Firecats winning the league championship in '04. Florida will also take their longest road trip in franchise history when they head west to play the Boise Burn in July.
The Florida Firecats will return to the American Conference in 2008 after one season in the National Conference. Florida has won the South Division each of the past four seasons. Joining Florida in the re-aligned South Division are the South Georgia Wildcats, Tennessee Valley Vipers and the expansion Daytona Beach FireBirds.
Fourteen (14) teams make up the American Conference and fifteen (15) make up the National Conference. The addition of five new teams for 2008 created the need for the divisions to be adjusted from 2007.
Week 1 - Bye
Week 2 Sunday, April 6, 2008 - Florida at Texas 3:00 p.m.
Week 3 Saturday, April 12, 2008 - Tennessee Valley at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Week 4 Sunday, April 20, 2008 - Florida at Daytona Beach 3:00 p.m.
Week 5 Saturday, April 26, 2008 - Florida at South Georgia 7:30 p.m.
Week 6 Saturday, May 3, 2008 - Peoria at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Week 7 Saturday, May 10, 2008 - Manchester at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Week 8 Saturday, May 17, 2008 - Florida at Tennessee Valley 8:30 p.m.
Week 9 Saturday, May 24, 2008 - South Georgia at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Week 10 Saturday, May 31, 2008 - Daytona Beach at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Week 11 Friday, June 6, 2008 - Florida at Manchester 7:30 p.m.
Week 12 Saturday, June 14, 2008 - Florida at South Georgia 7:30 p.m.
Week 13 - Bye
Week 14 Saturday, June 28, 2008 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Week 15 Thursday, July 3, 2008 - Florida at Daytona Beach 7:00 p.m.
Week 16 Saturday, July 12, 2008 - Florida at Boise 9:10 p.m.
Week 17 Saturday, July 19, 2008 - Tennessee Valley at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Week 18 Saturday, July 26, 2008 - Daytona Beach at Florida 7:30 p.m.
* All Times Eastern
The Florida Firecats return to Southwest Florida to open the home 2008 season against the Tennessee Valley Vipers, Saturday April 12. 2008 Season tickets are available now! Call (239) 390-CATS (2287) today to reserve your seats! Visit the team online at www.FloridaFirecats.com.
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