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March 8, 2005 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Austin Wranglers News Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 8, 2005 – Families and students spending Spring Break in Austin need to look no further than the Austin Wranglers for rowdy fun and excitement.

The Austin Wranglers kick off “The Cattle Drive on I-35” when they take on the Dallas Desperados – their in-state rivals – on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center. At the end of Spring Break week, the Wranglers host their first Saturday night game on March 19 when they face off against the New York Dragons.

Arena football action is fast-paced and action-packed, where teams regularly combine to score more than 80 points and can win or lose in the last seconds of the game. Case in point: during last weekend’s game against the Las Vegas Gladiators, the Wranglers scored a touchdown in the last five seconds of the game to win 42-41. The Wranglers have won two out of their last three games.

Spring Break Special

For Austinites looking for double-the-fun, the Wranglers are offering a Spring Break Special where Austin Wranglers fans can go to both home games for the price of one. Fans who buy tickets in designated sections for the Dallas Desperados game will get free tickets to the New York Dragons game. Tickets start as low as $15 (student tickets start at $5). Seats are limited for this offer; call (512) 477-6060 or go to

“The Cattle Drive on I-35” continues this year when the rival Dallas Desperados come to town. The Wranglers invite Rowdy Wranglers, fans with painted faces and dressed in Wrangler gear, to come out and be loud as the Wranglers show the Desperados what Central Texas football is all about.

To celebrate the first Saturday night game on March 19, the Wranglers invite fans to dress in ‘70s attire and enjoy “Saturday Night Fever” at the Frank Erwin Center. The coin toss will be conducted by Texas Lottery Commissioner Tony Martinez as part of Texas Lottery Night. Popular Texas band Reckless Kelly will perform the National Anthem.

Wranglers Fan Bill of Rights

As part of the team’s commitment to provide great entertainment and to make the players accessible to its fans, the Austin Wranglers offer the following game activities and entertainment:

- Action-packed football – with players playing both offense and defense, great plays on a 50-yard field, and players dancing in the end zone after touchdowns

- Fans get to keep game footballs thrown into the stands, as well as prizes such as small footballs, Frisbees, and t-shirts

- Game host and announcer Bobby Bones from KISS-FM, with sidekick Lunchbox on the field

- Post-game autograph session on field with players and Lady Wranglers

- Pre-game entertainment, including fireworks and other pyrotechnics, Lady Wranglers dancing, community recognition, and recognition of Central Texas military troops

- Promotions and half-time events involving Austin Wranglers fans

- Special Rowdy Wranglers sections (fans dressed in Wranglers gear and face paint), including behind the visiting team bench

- Innovative “See Red” hats with brilliantly lit, flashing red eyes that create attitude and excitement (created by Oryon Technologies) and “See Red” glasses – for fans to wear when the Wranglers are in the Red Zone

- RedEye Jeep Wrangler giveaway – register to win a 2005 Jeep Wrangler at all Austin Wranglers home games, South Point Jeep, events and promotions, and on

Lady Wranglers Dance Clinic

For aspiring dancers, the Lady Wranglers will host a day-long dance clinic on Saturday, April 16 at Full Court Fitness for children 5-16 years of age. Registration starts at 11 a.m.; the clinic runs from noon to 4 p.m. Dance clinic participants will be invited to perform during half-time at the April 17 Austin Wranglers game against the Tampa Bay Storm. The cost is $30 per child and includes the clinic, t-shirt and the child’s admission to the April 17 game.

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