May 30, 2013
CHICAGO – The Chicago Rush will play a third game at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL, the Arena Football League announced today. It was previously announced that games against the Utah Blaze on June 8 and San Antonio Talons on June 15 would be played in Rockford.
Now a game on July 13 against the Cleveland Gladiators will also be held in the very same building that hosted the first Arena Football test game in 1986. Current Chicago Rush season tickets will be honored for this game.
"The BMO Harris Bank Center is excited to host a third Chicago Rush game this season," said Gordon Kaye, Executive Director and General Manager of the BMO Harris Bank Center. "We are confident that Chicago Rush fans will find our world-class facility -- and our great City -- a welcome host."
Chicago Rush players will remain in current team housing and be transported to Rockford for game weekends.
The final Chicago Rush regular season game will be hosted by National Conference foe, the San Jose SaberCats. This game will take place at 10:30 p.m. ET at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. The additional home game for San Jose will not be unprecedented in the AFL. Most recently, the Jacksonville Sharks played an extra home game during the 2012 season.
Due to the final regular season game no longer being a Chicago Rush home game, a system is in place for those fans who wish to be reimbursed. Season ticket holders have been contacted regarding this option.
Tickets to the June 8 and June 15 Chicago Rush games at the BMO Harris Bank Center are already on sale and available for purchase by calling 815-968-5222 or visiting www.thebmoharrisbankcenter.com. Tickets for the July 13 game will go on sale through the same channels this Friday, May 31.