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Sugar Skulls' 2021 Regular Season Schedule Update

February 17, 2021 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Tucson Sugar Skulls News Release

TUCSON - The Tucson Sugar Skulls and the Indoor Football League have announced updates to the IFL's 2021 regular season schedule.

The Sugar Skulls' season opener will now take place on Friday, May 21 at 5:05 p.m. in Wisconsin against the Green Bay Blizzard.

After a two-game road trip to start the 2021 regular season, the Sugar Skulls will play their home opener at Tucson Arena on Saturday, June 5 at 6:05 p.m., when they host the Iowa Barnstormers: former team of current Sugar Skulls Head Coach Dixie Wooten.

On Fourth of July weekend, the Sugar Skulls will welcome the Arizona Rattlers to Tucson, with the rivalry matchup slated for Saturday, July 3 at 6:05 p.m. The Sugar Skulls will also visit the Rattlers in Phoenix on Saturday, June 12 and Saturday, August 7.

The IFL will welcome four new teams in 2021, including three that will visit the Sugar Skulls during the regular season. The Sugar Skulls will host the Duke City Gladiators on Saturday, July 10 at 6:05 p.m., and on Saturday, August 14 at 6:05 p.m. for their regular season home finale. They'll also host the Massachusetts Pirates on Saturday, June 19 at 6:05 p.m. and the Northern Arizona Wranglers on Saturday, July 31 at 6:05 p.m.

The Wranglers, Tucson's newest Arizona rival, will host the Sugar Skulls in Prescott Valley on Saturday, June 26 at 6:05 p.m. and again for their 2021 regular season finale on Saturday, August 21 at 6:05 p.m.

The Sugar Skulls will begin their 2021 regular season with four of their first six games on the road, and they will end it with three of their final five games at home.

All Tucson Sugar Skulls 2021 regular season home games at Tucson Arena will take place at 6:05 p.m. Season and single game tickets are currently on sale. All ticket inquiries can be directed to 520-573-3000, or by emailing

The Tucson Sugar Skulls' 2021 schedule is as follows. All kickoffs are Arizona local time and subject to change:

WEEK 1: Bye Week

WEEK 2: Friday, May 21, 5:05 p.m. @ Green Bay Blizzard

WEEK 3: Saturday, May 29, 5:05 p.m. @ Duke City Gladiators

WEEK 4: Saturday, June 5, 6:05 p.m. vs. Iowa Barnstormers

WEEK 5: Saturday, June 12, 6:05 p.m. @ Arizona Rattlers

WEEK 6: Saturday, June 19, 6:05 p.m. vs. Massachusetts Pirates

WEEK 7: Saturday, June 26, 6:05 p.m. @ Northern Arizona Wranglers

WEEK 8: Saturday, July 3, 6:05 p.m. vs. Arizona Rattlers

WEEK 9: Saturday, July 10, 6:05 p.m. vs. Duke City Gladiators

WEEK 10: Saturday, July 17, 7:05 p.m. @ Spokane Shock

WEEK 11: Saturday, July 24, 6:05 p.m. vs. Bismarck Bucks

WEEK 12: Saturday, July 31, 6:05 p.m. vs. Northern Arizona Wranglers

WEEK 13: Saturday, August 7, 6:05 p.m. @ Arizona Rattlers

WEEK 14: Saturday, August 14, 6:05 p.m. vs. Duke City Gladiators

WEEK 15: Saturday, August 21, 6:05 p.m. @ Northern Arizona Wranglers

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