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March 14, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release




The Manchester Wolves kicked off their training camp for the 2007 season on March 10, at Bedford's Rising Stars Sports Complex in New Hampshire.

Last Saturday's practice was the first for the 2007 season and kicked off Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett's third year at the helm in Manchester where he has compiled an impressive 21-11 regular season and 1-2 playoff record. Bennett currently holds the most wins in the arenafootball2 league among active head coaches with 46.

Along with the practice schedule in March there will be a intra-squad scrimmage on March 17, 7-9pm (Rising Stars), Fan Fest II at the Hampshire Hills Hampshire Dome in Milford, NH which will feature a scrimmage between the Albany Conquest and the Manchester Wolves (March 21, 5:30-7:30pm), final cuts on March 22 and the Manchester Wolves 2007 Media Day on March 26 at 5pm at the Rising Stars Complex.

The Wolves will be entering their fourth season in Manchester playing on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena with the 2007 season kicking off on March 31, against East Division rival Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers and the home opener in Manchester, NH on April 21, against the Fort Wayne Fusion at 7:05pm.

Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007! For information on season tickets or merchandise, fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at



The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, would like all football fans to know that the sale of individual game tickets for the 2007 season will become available next Tuesday March 20 at 10 a.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office in Manchester, N.H.

Individual game tickets will first be available on March 20 and March 21 to Manchester Wolves season ticket and flex pack holders only before all eight regular season tickets become available to the general public on March 22.

The Wolves will be approaching their fourth season in Manchester on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena. In the past two seasons under the guidance of head coach Ben Bennett the Wolves have compiled an impressive 22-13 record which includes an East Division Championship in 2005 and two back-to-back playoff births (2005-2006).

Ticket prices start as low as $9.75 for youth and $15.00 for adults with five other price marks ranging from $12.50 - $45.00. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Season Tickets (Buy One Get One Free packages still available) and Flex Packs (five tickets for the price of just four!) can be purchased at the Manchester Wolves office, call (603) 627-9653 today for more details. Group tickets for the 2007 season are also available and can be purchased by contacting the Wolves ticket office or by visiting

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



Manchester Wolves fans won't have to wait until the season opener to see their Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, in action. All fans are invited to attend the Wolves' second-ever arenafootball2 jamboree on Wednesday, March 21, as the Wolves, Milford Mustangs and Hampshire Hills Sports & Fitness Center present Fan Fest II at the brand new Hampshire Dome (50 Emerson Rd.) in Milford, N.H.

Fans will see exciting pre-season action starting at 5:30 p.m. till roughly 7:30 p.m., as the Wolves host division rival Albany Conquest for a series of scrimmages.

The 2007 Lady Wolf Pack dance team will also be on hand for their first public appearance. The Lady Wolf Pack were twice voted the league's third best dance team (2004-2005) along with being named the Best New Hampshire Dance Team for 2005 by NH Magazine. Blitz, the Wolves animated mascot, will be on hand to entertain and amuse the crowd with his usual antics. For the first time ever Blitz's new official vehicle will be on display and announced as well!

Fan Fest II is FREE to the public and will feature chances for fans to win some great Wolves and Mustang prize packs. The Mustangs Youth Football Team will hold raffles throughout the event, giving away a pair of Wolves season tickets, Wolves and Mustang merchandise and much more. Everyone will be a winner though, as the Wolves players, Lady Wolf Pack members and Blitz will be available to meet the fans during and after the pre-season tilt. So, fans are encouraged to bring pens or markers to have their Wolves memorabilia autographed!

Fan Fest II will be a fun-filled night for the whole family, so don't forget to bring the children, as there will be games on hand for them to play! Also Wolves fans, if you haven't signed up for the Manchester Wolves Cub Club, you can do so at the event or online at It's only $15 to be a Cub Club member, and just $12 to renew if you were a member last year!

The Hampshire Dome is a 94,000 thousand plus square foot arena that's covered by an air supported 70ft high roof. The brand new Hampshire Dome does not have seating, so fans are asked to bring their own chairs. For directions to the dome, visit

The Milford Mustangs Youth Football and Cheerleading Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that was formed in December of 2005 and is open to boys and girls between the ages of 7-15 who reside in Milford, Wilton, Lyndeborough and other local communities.

"On behalf of the Milford Mustangs, I would like to express our appreciation to the Manchester Wolves and state that we are honored to be partnering with them in bringing this event to our hometown of Milford. As a new organization, we are constantly looking for opportunities to introduce ourselves to the community as well as generate interest in youth football and cheerleading," said Mustangs President Ed Palladino. "Being able to co-sponsor an event like this will accomplish these goals on a grand scale. We believe that Fan Fest will be a fun, exciting and rewarding event for us, the Wolves, Hampshire Hills and most importantly, the youth within our community. We look forward to making Fan Fest 2007 a huge success."



The Manchester Wolves pro shop on 848 Elm Street, Suite 203 or is conducting a spring cleaning in order to make room for new merchandise and get ready for the 2007 season, so make sure to check online!

Some of the specials that are being announced for the first time right now are as follows:

- Charmed Royal Blue Hat - Was - $12.00 NOW JUST $9.99!

- Infant T Romper - Was - $13.00 NOW JUST $9.99!

- Windshirt - Was - $29.00 NOW JUST $19.99!

- Arena Jacket - Was - $35.00 NOW JUST $24.99!

Make sure to come visit us today or order online at while supplies last! Be ready to look the part for the Wolves first home game on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verzion Wireless Arena on April 21, 2007!



The Manchester Wolves arenafootball2 are proud to announced that the 2007 Season Ticket Holder Party will be April 1, 3-6 p.m. and April 3, 5-8 p.m. at Jillian's Restaurant (50 Phillipe Cote St.) in Manchester, N.H.

Appetizers will be on hand along with the 2007 Manchester Wolves football team, front office staff, coaching staff, the 2007 Lady Wolf Pack and Blitz!

So bring your camera and sharpies for the year's first autographs!

In order to receive your 2007 season tickets your account must be paid in full. For more information or if you have a question about the status of your current account please call the Wolves office at 603.627.9653 today!

Also fans keep your calendars open on April 5th! As details for the soon to be announced "Ladies Night with the Wolves" will be unfolded!

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