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X-Fest to help kick off Xplorers season

March 23, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Memphis Xplorers News Release

SOUTHAVEN, MS- The Memphis Xplorers of the af2 are pleased to announce the first annual “X-Fest”, the official kick-off to the 2004 season, will take place on Tuesday, April 6th, from 6-8 PM at the Links at North Creek in Southaven, MS.

“X-Fest”, a celebration of the 2004 Memphis Xplorers and their upcoming season, will give season ticket holders a chance to pick up their tickets for the upcoming season, while at the same time giving fans and media a chance to meet the players and coaches that will make up this year’s Xplorers roster.

Xplorers General Manager Nate Yoder is looking forward to X-fest, and hopes that football fans in the Mid-South will enjoy the festivities.

“We’re very, very excited about the upcoming 2004 football season,” said Yoder, “and we want to invite all of our fans out to meet & greet the new players and enjoy a festive atmosphere as we kick off the season.”

In addition to having the chance to meet the 2004 Xplorers players and coaches, fans will also enjoy a variety of food and other fun events.

Memphis radio station 94.1 The Buzz will be on hand doing live remotes from X-Fest.

The 2004 Memphis Xplorers hit the practice field for the first time tomorrow, as training camp begins at the DeSoto Civic Center. Head Coach Danton Barto and his staff will begin the process of whittling down the 35 hopefuls into a cohesive and competitive 19-man unit immediately.

For more information on X-Fest or the Memphis Xplorers, contact the team at 662-393-3761.

All sixteen regular season Xplorers football games will be heard throughout the Mid-South on SportsPlus 790 WMC. In addition, all games will be broadcast on X-Cast, a special in-house radio broadcast designed specifically for the DeSoto Civic Center. X-Cast airs on 107.9 FM, and can be received while in the DeSoto Civic Center by using a walkman or other personal radio.

The first regular-season game broadcast for the Xplorers will take place on Saturday, April 10th at 6:45 pm, as Memphis starts the season on the road while taking on the

Season ticket packages are now on sale for the 2004 af2 season. For more information, contact the Xplorers office at 662-342-1755.

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