Indoor Football League cancellation definitively ends Arizona Rattlers' season

Posted at 10:03 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 13:03:52-04

The Arizona Rattlers will not play again this year as the Indoor Football League on April 13 announced the cancellation of the rest of its 2020 season due to uncertainties resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

The league's 2020 season began in early March but was quickly postponed as governments and businesses across the nation began taking steps to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“The Arizona Rattlers agree with the league’s decision announcing the cancellation of the 2020 season,” Rattlers majority owner and CEO Ron Shurts said in a statement.

“The safety of our fans, players, coaches, front office and all employees is of the utmost importance, and due to concerns about COVID-19, it is necessary to cancel the season to ensure that. Although we are disappointed we cannot compete for another United Bowl Championship this year, we are eager to get back on the field in front of Rattler Nation in 2021.”

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