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Wranglers playoff game this Sunday

May 18, 2006 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Austin Wranglers News Release

AUSTIN-The Austin Wranglers (10-6) host the Philadelphia Soul (9-7) in a playoff game presented by AT&T on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center. Sunday's game is a matchup between two teams making their first playoff appearances.

On the field, the intensity will be higher than ever, but Sunday's game offers more to Wranglers fans than just football. Starting at 12:30 p.m., the "Ultimate Tailgate Party" will kick off at the terrace on the west side of the arena.

Fast Lane, an Austin-area cover band, will be performing outside from

12:30 until 2 p.m. to crank up the energy. For kids' entertainment, there will be an inflatable jumping castle and an inflatable slide. In the picnic area next to the stage, hamburgers, cold beer and soft drinks will be on sale. Fans will need a game ticket to enter the food area.

Inside the arena, the first 5,000 fans through the door will receive Wranglers rally rags, compliments of AT&T. Also, fans will receive complimentary thunder sticks and a playoff game program.

Singing the national anthem is Grammy-winning country music artist Rick Trevino. After the release of his first single, "Just Enough Rope" (Sony/Columbia), in 1993, he has achieved three number one hits, two top five hits and one top ten hit on the country charts, along with a certified gold album.

Following Sunday's game, fans are invited on the field for a post-game autograph session with Wranglers players, coaches, Lady Wranglers and the team mascot, Trigger.

For the first time in 2006, the Wranglers can be seen regionally on NBC (KXAN-Austin), which should be the largest television audience this season. On the radio, the game will be broadcast on AM 1300 The Zone and streamed on the Wranglers website at

Wranglers playoff tickets are still available by calling 512.339.3939 or at the Wranglers Box Office (2209 W. Braker Lane), Frank Erwin Center Box Office, all H.E.B ticketing locations or online at The Wranglers Box Office will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for ticket purchase and pick-up.

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