El Paso’s Arena Football Team Bringing the Action to Coliseum
Did you know that El Paso has a pro arena football team? I sure didn't until today and I'm certain many didn't either! Let me introduce to you the West Texas Buccaneers!
The West Texas Buccaneers (which is such a cool name!) are ready to begin their season and kick off on May 29th against the Fort Worth Blaze on May 29th!
Gates open at 6 PM, kickoff is at 7. Tickets are only $10, $15 at the gate- and are available through universe.com.
The El Paso Sports Commission announced back in September that the West Texas Buccaneers will play in the American Arena League at the El Paso Coliseum for the 2021 season. The team is owned by Craig Thomas, who will also serve as the general manager. Thomas graduated from Eastwood High School in 1985, by the way.
According to our very own Steve Kaplowitz:
"This is the first time since 2009 that an arena football team is playing in El Paso. The Generals won 13 games and advanced to the conference championship in their only season playing in the Indoor Football League. Sadly, the team folded after just one season and no other arena team has played in the Coliseum since."
I got to catch up with two Bucs players today, Adrian Rodriguez and Matthew Villegas, who shared how excited they are to be starting this new season and how much they're looking forward to seeing all El Pasoan's out at the Coliseum supporting the West Texas Buccaneers!
For more info the West Texas Buccaneers, check out their Facebook page!
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