Orlando Predators Announce 2015 Season Schedule
Home games include the return to Amway Center on March 29 and a match-up against former owner Brett Bouchy’s LA KISS
The Orlando Predators today announced its schedule for the 2015 Arena Football League season.
The 18-game schedule features nine home games with eight Saturday evening games and one Sunday afternoon game.
The team kicks off its 24th season with its return to the Amway Center on Sunday, March 29, against the Philadelphia Soul. It is the team’s first game back at the Amway Center after playing last season in the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida.
This season also marks the first full season under new owner, Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel, who acquired the team in July.
“The Orlando Predators will finally be back home in Downtown Orlando at the Amway Center,” said Siegel. “This season, we’re going to deliver a product the Orlando community will be excited to support and will proudly represent our city and fans.”
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“We’re excited to announce the dates for our first season under our new ownership,” said Orlando Predators President Jared Saft. “We can’t wait to welcome all of our new and returning fans back to start a new chapter in this franchise’s storied history.”
This season’s home games feature a rematch of last year’s American Conference Championship against the Cleveland Gladiators on May 2 and a visit from in-state rival Jacksonville Sharks on August 1. The “War on I-4” returns when the Predators host the Tampa Bay Storm on May 16 and for the regular season finale, August 8.
In Week 4, the Predators will host a match-up against the LA KISS, the expansion team launched last season by KISS band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and former Predators owner Brett Bouchy. Bouchy was an owner of the Predators for 15 years before leaving in 2013 to launch the LA KISS. The LA KISS was the subject of the AMC reality TV series 4th and Loud.
Tough road match-ups include a visit to division opponent New Orleans VooDoo in Week 3 and a trip to face the three-time defending champion Arizona Rattlers in Week 13.
Season ticket packages start at $99 and are available at www.orlandopredators.com/season-tickets. Packages up to $2,400 offer exclusive benefits such as a vacation at Westgate Las Vegas or Westgate River Ranch, invitations to player meet-and-greet-events at Westgate Resorts properties, access to team practices, complimentary drinks in the Fields Ultimate Lounge and complimentary parking in the GEICO Garage.
The Orlando Predators 2015 season schedule:
Week 1: Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. vs. Philadelphia Soul Week 2: Saturday, April 4, 7 p.m. at Jacksonville Sharks Week 3: Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m. at New Orleans VooDoo Week 4: Saturday, April 18, 7 p.m. vs. LA KISS Week 5: Saturday, April 25, 10 p.m. at Spokane Shock Week 6: Saturday, May 2, 7 p.m. vs. Cleveland Gladiators Week 7: Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Soul Week 8: Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Storm Week 9: Saturday, May 23, 7 p.m. vs. Portland Thunder Week 10: Friday, May 29, 7 p.m. at Cleveland Gladiators Week 11: Saturday, June 6, 7 p.m. at Jacksonville Sharks Week 12: Saturday, June 13, 7 p.m. vs. Philadelphia Soul Week 13: Saturday, June 20, 9 p.m. at Arizona Rattlers Week 14: Saturday, June 27, 7 p.m. vs. New Orleans VooDoo Week 15: Bye Week Week 16: Saturday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Storm Week 17: Saturday, July 18, 7 p.m. at Cleveland Gladiators Week 18: Bye Week Week 19: Saturday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m. vs Jacksonville Sharks Week 20: Saturday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. vs Tampa Bay Storm
For more information and specific times, please visit www.orlandopredators.com.
ABOUT THE ORLANDO PREDATORS The 2014 South Division Champion Orlando Predators enter their 24th season as Central Florida’s most exciting and innovative professional sports franchise. Proud members of the Arena Football League, the Predators have achieved unprecedented success on the field. Orlando has advanced to the AFL playoffs a league-leading 22 times in their history while securing seven conference championships, including two ArenaBowl Championship victories in 1998 and 2000.
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