The Arizona Rattlers announced 2016 training camp, presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community and including practices at Copper Sky Regional Park in Maricopa.
Scheduled for March 8-25, the daily practices, which are open to the public beginning March 12, will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Copper Sky, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Practice days and times are subject to change.
The Rattlers, an arena football team, will cap off the training camp with Fan Fest on Saturday, March 26, at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Players, Sidewinders dancers and Rattlers mascot Stryker will be in attendance. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets to ride the Fan Express, providing round trip transportation from Talking Stick Resort Arena to the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community,” said Rattlers team President Chris Presson. “None of this would be possible without the support of this community and the city of Maricopa.”
The Ak-Chin Indian Community will offer fans the opportunity to stay, play and golf with their “Three Great Reasons,” Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.
“The Ak-Chin Indian Community became a partner with the Arizona Rattlers in 2014. We are excited to be a part of the training camp program this year and most especially to have the players and fans visit our Community and for our youth to participate and learn is an experience that they will always remember,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Robert Miguel. “Our continued support of organizations like the Rattlers, combined with our local entertainment options Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, further demonstrate our commitment to Arizona.”
For more information on the Arizona Rattlers, please visit azrattlers.com.