Monday Night Football Comes to the 'Ville
Louisville, KY-Monday, June 23 will be a special night because it is the first Monday Night Football game played in team history. The Fire plan on celebrating with a bang: $1 beers and hot dogs, Rockin' Ray and the Sky Dogs, Mrs. Kentucky, and football.
"Being our first Monday night game in the history of the Fire, we want to make it a special night for all of our fans," answered Fire General Manager Dave Berryman when asked about the first Monday night football game in team history. "We are hoping for a big crowd and an entertaining atmosphere."
The evening will begin with tailgating at 5:30 in the front of Freedom Hall. Fans will be able to enjoy $1 hot dogs and wash it down with $1 beers. Norton Healthcare will be offering free health screenings as well. Tailgating is also a perfect place for the families because Jump 2 It will be setting up inflatables for children to have fun on. This is a perfect opportunity for businesses to come out after work with a few clients or employees and treat them to an evening.
At 7:30 the Fire will be going for the sweep of the Lexington Horsemen. Louisville won the first two meetings of the season against the Horsemen. In April the Fire hosted the first game in the "War on 64" rivalry and won 61-34. Lexington hosted the second game in the series and the Fire won 61-31. Coming into the third installment of the "War on 64" both teams need the win. The Horsemen are entering with a 7-4 record and the Fire with a 6-5 record. This game is crucial because the season is winding down and the playoffs are fast approaching. The Fire are currently an eight seed but with a victory, they can move up to fifth seed with four games remaining.
In honor of the sweep the Fire are offering a special ticket promotion. Fans will receive half price tickets if they bring a broom to the box office.
"It is a rarity to play a team three times in one season, and even rarer to have the chance to go for a sweep", stated Assistant General Manager/Ticket Manager Adam Luken. "There is always a lot of hype when Louisville and Lexington play in any sport. This promotion will add more fuel to FIRE and is good for arena football in the state of Kentucky."
The newly crowned Mrs. Kentucky Ra'Tonya Willis-Friedman will be attended the bluegrass battle. She was crowned Mrs. Kentucky on June 14. Willis-Friedman will be participating as an honorary captain in the pre-game festivities along with members of the Fox in the Morning Show, Barry Bernson and Marc Weinberg. Mrs. Kentucky will also be available after the game to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.
The Fire will also have special guest Rockin' Ray and the Sky Dogs perform at halftime. Rockin' Ray and the Sky Dogs is a high flying, award winning, Frisbee dog act. They are sure to excite everyone in attendance.
Louisville's season is rapidly coming to an end, so do not miss out on the 2008 action. The Fire have three home games remaining: Lexington Horsemen on June 23, Albany Conquest on July 12, and the Peoria Pirates on July 26.
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