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Wolves official practive facility gets new name

March 15, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, would like all football fans to know that the name of their "Official Practice Facility", located on 68 Technology Drive in Bedford, has changed names from Bedford's Rising Stars Sports Complex to the NH Sportsplex.

"The new name best reflects the new management's strategic outlook and planning for a year round sports and training center," said Michael Benton, the new owner of NH Sportsplex. "I'm excited to be able to supply a place where both young and adult athletes in the region can train in an array of multi-sports."

Benton is a Bedford resident and owner of the Executive Health and Sports Center and Express Fitness. Benton has teamed up with the original founder of Bedford Rising Stars; Paul Parisi, to form a new ownership partnership that will be focusing on expanding its current programs and will introduce a state of the art sports performance center, summer camps and sport specific training in the coming months.

As well as being the "Official Practice Facility" for the Manchester Wolves since 2004 the NH Sportsplex currently runs soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball, softball and football programs along with renting field space for athletes of all ages and abilities.

"On behalf of NH Sportsplex we are delighted to continue our partnership as the official practice facility of the Manchester Wolves," said Joe Domingos, who oversees the day-to-day business operations of NH Sportsplex and implementation and creation of new ideas and programs. "I'm looking forward to a successful season this year for the Wolves."

The Wolves have just kicked off their 2007 training camp last Saturday, March 10, at the NH Sportsplex and will be training there all season in efforts to win this year's ArenaCup.

The Wolves home opener is set for Saturday, April 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the Fort Wayne Fusion, an opponent that will be entering their first season in the af2.

2007 Manchester Wolves Home Schedule (7:05 p.m. start times)

April 21 (Saturday) Fort Wayne Fusion

April 28 (Saturday) Mahoning Valley Thunder

May 11 (Friday) Albany Conquest

June 1 (Friday) Tulsa Talons

June 8 (Friday) Albany Conquest

June 30 (Saturday) South Georgia Wildcats

July 13 (Friday) Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers

July 28 (Saturday) Florida Firecats

Before the season kicks off the Wolves will have a very busy next couple of weeks in preparation for the 2007 season which will include daily practices, an intra-squad scrimmage on March 17, 7-9 p.m. (NH Sportsplex), Fan Fest '07 on March 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hampshire Hills Hampshire Dome in Milford, NH which will feature a scrimmage between the Albany Conquest and the Manchester Wolves (5:30-7:30 p.m.), final cuts on March 22 and the Manchester Wolves 2007 Media Day on March 26 at 5 p.m. at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford.

Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007 which kicks off on the road on March 31, against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers! Season ticket packages for the Wolves are available in all levels and don't forget to go online and check out the new merchandise line. For information on season tickets, or merchandise, fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at

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