TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls open their inaugural season in San Diego onMarch 3, and will kick off their seven-game home season the following week when they take on the Bismarck Bucks.The Sugar Skulls’ first Indoor Football League regular season stretches to a season finale athome on June 15 against the Quad City Steamrollers. The IFL season begins the weekend ofFebruary 22, but the Sugar Skulls have their first of three byes that weekend.The home opener will be the first indoor/arena league game in the history of Tucson. All gamesare at the Tucson Arena which holds 6,700 for indoor football. The fast-paced, action-packedgames will be played on a turf field the size of a hockey rink.There are a total of four home games against the Sugar Skulls’ two geographic rivals, theArizona Rattlers and the other IFL expansion franchise, the San Diego Strike Force. The SugarSkulls also will play each of those teams twice on the road.The defending IFL champion Iowa Barnstormers will visit Tucson on May 27. Head CoachMarcus Coleman was the defensive coordinator for the Barnstormers last year.Season tickets are on sale and can be ordered through the Sugar Skulls’ websitewww.tucsonsugarskulls.com or by calling (520) 573-3000. Season ticket prices range from aslow as $98, or $14 per game, to $693 for sideline seats in the first two rows.

Here is the complete Tucson Sugar Skulls 2019 Schedule:

  • Sun, Mar. 3, 4 p.m. at San Diego
  • Sun, Mar. 3, 4 p.m. at San Diego
  • Sun, Mar. 10, 3 p.m. BISMARCK
  • Sat, Mar. 16, 6 p.m at Arizona
  • Sat, Mar. 23 Bye
  • Sun, Mar. 31, 3 p.m SAN DIEGO
  • Sat, Apr. 6, 5 p.m at Nebraska
  • Sun, Apr. 14, 3 p.m ARIZONA
  • Sat, Apr. 20, 5 p.m at Quad Cities
  • Sat, Apr. 27, 6 p.m IOWA
  • Sat, Apr. 27, 6 p.m IOWA
  • Sat, May 4, 6 p.m SAN DIEGO
  • May 10-12, TBD at San Diego
  • Sat, May 18, 4 p.m at Bismarck
  • Sat, May 25, 6 p.m ARIZONA
  • Sat, Jun. 1 ByeSun, Jun. 9, 3 p.m at Arizona
  • Sat, Jun. 15, 6 p.m QUAD CITY

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of theIndoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games atthe Tucson Arena.

Mission Statement:

“To consistently serve our Guests (Ticket Holders), Partners (Sponsors), and our Homes (Teams Cities) with the highest level of professional indoor football, and to do so with integrity, affordability, and passion, both on the field and around the communities in which we play.”

The Indoor Football League was founded in 2008, and has just concluded its 10th season in 2018. 

Tucson Convention Center Arena in downtown Tucson has been host to a variety of shows and events. TCC is operated by SMG. SMG is the “gold standard” in public facility management and they have the programs, systems and talent in place to ensure that all SMG-managed facilities run smoothly and every event they host feels like a celebration.  

The Tucson Convention Center / Arena is host to more than 500,000 guests annually, and is home to the American Hockey League’s Tucson Roadrunners.
The team name and team colors have yet to be announced.  

For more information visit www.tucsonindoorfootball.com or you can follow the team on Twitter at @tucsonindoorfb, Facebook at Tucson Indoor Football.