Anyone who pays attention to baseball box scores can tell that the announced attendance of a given day is not always indicative of reality.â†µ
For the Arizona Rattlers, the opposite rings true: despite making the playoffs with an impressive 16-1 record, they were left with a crowd of 7,105 for their game against the Spokane Shock in last weekend's quarterfinals, dropping from the home finale's attendance of 9,173 on July 2.â†µ
Despite the smaller crowd, the Rattlers put on one heck of a show, defeating the Shock 62-33. Rattlers player Kevin McCullough said the following on his blog:â†µ
Hello Rattler Nation!â†µ
Once again, I would like to thank all of you for such great support!! Last Friday's game, a Quarterfinal win over the Spokane Shock (62-33), was one of the loudest crowds I have played in front of and it definitely helped energize our defense!!
The semifinals bring the Chicago Rush (14-5) to Phoenix to play the Rattlers on Saturday night, with the game scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM Pacific time. To help support your local Arena Football team during the playoffs, head over to US Airways Center or call for tickets at 480-985-3292.