TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls open their inaugural season in San Diego on March 3, and will kick off their seven-game home season the following week when they take on the Bismarck Bucks.

The Sugar Skulls’ first Indoor Football League regular season stretches to a season finale at home on June 15 against the Quad City Steamrollers. The IFL season begins the weekend of February 22, but the Sugar Skulls have their first of three byes that weekend.

The home opener will be the first indoor/arena league game in the history of Tucson. All games are at the Tucson Arena which holds 6,700 for indoor football. The fast-paced, action-packed games will be played on a turf field the size of a hockey rink.

There are a total of four home games against the Sugar Skulls’ two geographic rivals, the Arizona Rattlers and the other IFL expansion franchise, the San Diego Strike Force. The Sugar Skulls also will play each of those teams twice on the road.

The defending IFL champion Iowa Barnstormers will visit Tucson on May 27. Head Coach Marcus Coleman was the defensive coordinator for the Barnstormers last year.

Season tickets are on sale and can be ordered through the Sugar Skulls’ website www.tucsonsugarskulls.com or by calling (520) 573-3000. Season ticket prices range from as low as $98, or $14 per game, to $693 for sideline seats in the first two rows.  Single tickets will go on sale soon.

Here is the complete Tucson Sugar Skulls 2019 Schedule:


Sun, Mar. 3, 4 p.m. at San Diego

Sun, Mar. 10, 3 p.m. BISMARCK

Sat, Mar. 16, 6 p.m at Arizona

Sat, Mar. 23 Bye

Sun, Mar. 31, 3 p.m SAN DIEGO

Sat, Apr. 6, 5 p.m at Nebraska

Sun, Apr. 14, 3 p.m ARIZONA

Sat, Apr. 20, 5 p.m at Quad Cities

Sat, Apr. 27, 6 p.m IOWA

Sat, May 4, 6 p.m SAN DIEGO

May 10-12, TBD at San Diego

Sat, May 18, 4 p.m at Bismarck

Sat, May 25, 6 p.m ARIZONA

Sat, Jun. 1 Bye

Sun, Jun. 9, 3 p.m at Arizona

Sat, Jun. 15, 6 p.m QUAD CITY


The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games at the Tucson Arena.


Buy single tickets at the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office, Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone 800-745-3000. Two hours prior to the event, tickets must be purchased at Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office.  Single tickets on sale soon.

We can only guarantee the authenticity of tickets bought from our box office or ticketmaster.com.

For additional information please call 520-791-4101 X 1.

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