Arizona Rattlers Schedule
Phoenix really comes to life in spring, and it is not just because of the moderate climate,
but also because of the beginning of the Arena Football League season. The Arizona Rattlers have long been one of the most
dominant teams in the entire league and give football starved fans in Arizona plenty to cheer for while the NFL's Arizona
Cardinals are in the offseason. Fans craving fast paced, hard-hitting football action have more than enough to cheer for when
the two-time defending Arena Bowl champion Arizona Rattlers take to the field. With another very talented team and aspirations
of making it a three-peat, the Rattlers have a huge fan following thanks to a squad that knows how to make it difficult on
But even though home games at U.S. Airways Center are always loaded with passion and intensity, you
also don't want to forget about the road games, as a Rattlers' away matchup can be the perfect centerpiece for a road trip.
Either way, the Rattlers have one of those teams that you absolutely don't want to miss out on as they look to give their
fans yet another strong showing and validate those whispers of a dynasty. Once you're there in the middle of an amazing game
that could go either way, you'll definitely be glad that you're not still sitting at home.
Arizona Rattlers Team
The Arizona Rattlers made it all the way to the Arena Bowl in 2011, 2012 and again in 2013 and won in 2012 and
2013, showing that they have a special squad of players that are never far from bringing home a title. With some playmakers
on both sides of the ball, the Rattlers are always a threat to put a beat down on the opposition, giving them a chance to
win every single time they take to the field. The 2014 season could be a historic one if the Rattlers are able to get to a
fourth straight Arena Bowl and bring home their third consecutive championship, providing all the reason you need to head
out and join in the bone-jarring excitement this season.
Football fans in general are some
of the most passionate sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding arena league football, and
Arizona Rattlers fans are consistently some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in the entire AFL. On game day at U.S.
Airways Center, the fans file in and take their seats when the cheering and chanting begins, creating an amazing atmosphere
that will make the home-viewing experience somewhat comical in comparison. No matter how many options there are for watching
major sporting events these days, it simply doesn't get any better than participating in the fanfare when a team like the
Rattlers take to the field.
Arizona Rattlers History
The Arizona Rattlers entered the Arena Football League
as an expansion team in 1992, and played in the American Conference up until 2010, when they switched to the National Conference.
The franchise has won eight division titles, three conference championships and four Arena Bowl championships after appearing
in eight Arena Bowls, which showcases a level of success that completely speaks for itself. This is a team that has developed
a reputation for having some of the most explosive players in the league from one season to the next, and that's not likely
to change anytime soon as they look to continue their Arena Football League dominance.
Arizona Rattlers Trivia
you know that the Rattlers have only missed the playoffs three times in their history?
Since the early 1990s, the Rattlers
have routinely made it to the Arena League playoffs, making it each year besides 2005, 2007 and 2009. After somewhat of a
down stretch and missing the playoffs three times in five years, the Rattlers regrouped and again made it each year from 2010
through 2014, winning multiple titles and being a serious contender every season.
Arizona Rattlers Fans
Arena Football League is the top of the tops when it comes to indoor football in the United States and is the third-longest
running professional football league in North America, behind only the National Football League and the Canadian Football
League. Even though the NFL is obviously great too, these guys really know how to put on a show and there are some serious
playmakers on the field every time two Arena League teams hit the field, particularly when one of those teams is the Arizona
And because of their astounding level of success, the Rattlers have built an amazing fan base that only seems
to get stronger and stronger from one year to the next. With a great stadium at U.S. Airways Center, there is the perfect
backdrop for a big game every time out, though it's the intensity of the fans that help make this team one of the squads you
always have to keep your eye on. When the game is up in the air and the Rattlers are looking to put the final touches on another
epic win, you'll be glad that you're not sitting anywhere else.