Sellout crowds are anticipated when the national-championship 2022 Indoor Football League’s Northern Arizona Wranglers from Prescott Valley open their 2023 season with three consecutive home games on Pinnacle Bank Field in the Findlay Toyota Center.
The season opener will feature the Wranglers against the Duke City Gladiators March 25. That’s when the team will reveal the large banners it won as the 2022 conference champions and winner of the national championship game. The team won the league championship during its second year. Marnie Uhl, president and CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce praised the team.
“We are excited to have the Northern Arizona Wranglers begin their season in March as current IFL champs. We look forward to great football and fun evenings for the whole family,” she said.
Town of Prescott Valley Manager Gilbert Davidson said, “The national championship they won last year brings tremendous pride and excitement to our community. Hard to believe the season is on us again.” The 2023 IFL season will feature 15 total games for each of the teams, one less than last year.
The Wranglers will play eight home games and seven on the road. The Wranglers will play only two games against teams from the IFL’s eastern division. Both those games will be on the Wrangler’s home turf. These games are against Frisco Fighters and the Massachusetts Pirates. The Wranglers will play each team from the western conference twice during the regular season, and one team three times — one of the primary rivals, the Arizona Rattlers from Phoenix. Two of those games will be in Phoenix at the Rattlers’ home field, the Snake Pit. The balance of Northern Arizona Wranglers games, which are on Saturdays and start at 6:05 p.m. are: April 1 – Vegas Knight Hawks April 15 – San Diego Strike Force May 13 – Bay Area Panthers June 3 – Arizona Rattlers June 19 – Frisco Fighters June 24 – Tucson Sugar Skulls July 8 – Massachusetts Pirates The complete schedule is available online at www.nazwranglers.com. A variety of season ticket packages in seven seating areas range from $148 to $400.
The Wrangler Zone, with room for 60 and high-top chairs at tables, goes for $2,400. Fans have an opportunity to talk to players and have access to full meals that include salad, main course, dessert and all-you-can-drink soft beverages.