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US Airways Center will be getting a name change

It looks like the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury won’t be playing in US Airways Center next season.

The Arizona Republic reports that American Airlines, which merged with US Airways, will not renew the naming rights with the expectation that the US Airways named will be phased out. US Airways’ 10-year contract, which began in 2005 after the merger of America West Airlines and US Airways, runs through Oct. 2015, but the airlines say the Phoenix Suns, which manages the arena, have the option to seek a new sponsor before then, the Republic report said.

US Airways Center opened in 1992 and is the home of the Suns, Mercury and Arizona Rattlers. The arena was known from its opening until 2006 as America West Arena, with naming rights having been sold to Tempe-based America West Airlines. In 2005, America West purchased rival carrier US Airways and assumed its name, with the naming rights agreement carried with it. The venue adopted its current name in 2006 after a rebranding, and is the second arena that US Airways has owned the naming rights for after Washington, DC’s Capital Centre, which was known as US Airways Arena from 1996 until 1997 after the company, which had been known as USAir prior to that, rebranded.


Rattlers win three straight with 72-32 defeat over Cleveland Gladiators

The Arizona Rattlers defeated the Cleveland Gladiators 72-32 in the Arena Football League’s (AFL) ArenaBowl XXVII at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

ArenaBowl XXVII marks the team’s third-consecutive ArenaBowl title and fifth in franchise history with championships in 1994, 1997, 2012 and 2013. The Rattlers are just the second team in AFL history to win three-straight titles and the second franchise to win five ArenaBowl titles.

The Rattlers finished the regular season 15-3, winning the West Division championship. The team went on to defeat the Portland Thunder and the San Jose SaberCats to win the National Conference title.

For more information on the Arizona Rattlers, please visit www.azrattlers.com.

Ron Shurts, Rattlers owner, Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, and Louis J. Manuel, Jr., Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman.

Rattlers partner with Ak-Chin Community

The Arizona Rattlers announced a major multi-year partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community that includes naming rights on the Rattlers home field at US Airways Center.

“We are proud to partner with the Ak-Chin Indian Community,” said Rattlers majority owner Ron Shurts. “It is an honor to not only support this tribal community but to join our efforts to make a difference in the lives of others through our community initiatives.”

Highlighting the partnership is the renaming of the Rattlers home field to “Ak-Chin Indian Community Field.” The new logo will be featured midfield and measures 40-feet long. Governor Jan Brewer was on hand at Saturday’s news conference to help announce the Ak-Chin Indian Community and Arizona Rattlers’ commitment to supporting the Children’s Heart Gallery, an organization dedicated to using the work of photographers to help older children in foster care find adoptive parents. Ak-Chin Indian Community will be donating 150 tickets to the Children’s Heart Gallery for each game during the remainder of the 2014 season.

“We are looking forward to the possibilities this continued partnership with the Arizona Rattlers will bring to our Community,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Louis J. Manuel, Jr. “Our commitment to the community matches that of the Rattlers and we appreciate the multiple opportunities our children will be able to participate in over the next three years.”

The Rattlers will once again utilize its assets to serve the Ak-Chin Indian Community with an emphasis on supporting its youth and education.


Arizona Rattlers host First Responders Night

The Arizona Rattlers will celebrate the Valley’s first responders when they host the Pittsburgh Power on Saturday, April 19 at US Airways Center. Kick-off is set for 6 p.m.

Policemen, firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel will be able to receive 25% off their ticket purchase, up to four tickets, when first responder identification is presented at the US Airways Center box office. Tickets are available now through game day.

The Rattlers will highlight first responders throughout the night, starting with Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, a Glendale firefighter, doing the coin toss alongside Rattlers alum and current Phoenix firefighter, Mark Tucker, and serving as honorary co-captains. “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be performed by Cynthia Hill, the wife of Scottsdale police officer, Jim Hill who is also president of the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA). The police officers will look to defend their title during halftime’s Second Annual Police vs. Firefighter Olympics, a CrossFit challenge put on by CrossFit Incendia. Both teams feature men and women from police and fire stations all over the Valley. Vintage police cars will be on display on the US Airways Center plaza prior to the game, provided by the Department of Public Safety. POSA will also be on hand with their K-9 mascot.

Fans are encouraged to donate toiletries or non-perishable food items for the season-long community campaign with St. Vincent de Paul. Donations will be accepted in the US Airways Center pavilion when doors open at 4 p.m.

After the game, fans are invited to come down on the field to meet players, coaches and the AZ Sidewinders dance team as they sign autographs.

Saturday’s game will be televised locally on Cox 7 Arizona or fans can listen live to the radio broadcast on KFYI 1230 AM. Single game tickets are still available for purchase by visiting www.azrattlers.com or at the US Airways Center box office.

Santa Football

Arizona Rattlers To Host Holiday Drive at CityScape

The Arizona Rattlers will host their second annual Holiday Drive on Saturday, December 7, at CityScape in downtown Phoenix. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature a toy drive benefiting the Salvation Army and an American Red Cross blood drive. The event is free and open to the public and boasts plenty of holiday fun for the whole family including various children’s activities, football toss inflatable, free pictures with Santa Claus, and CityScape Phoenix’s CitySkate ice rink.

Adding to the fun, Shmonty from 93.3 KDKB will be hosting a special live remote at the event from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and will hand out gifts to those who donate.

Fans from around the Valley will have the opportunity to spend time with members of the 2013 World Champion Arizona Rattlers arena football team, Sidewinder dancers, mascot Stryker D. Rattler and members of the Phoenix Coyotes organization and mascot Howler.

The first 100 people to donate a new and unwrapped toy will receive a special Rattlers gift bag. All toy donations will be given to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel program to be included in 3TV AZ Family’s Big Give on December 13. In their 28th year, the Christmas Angel program takes place in 18 malls across the Valley and Northern Arizona and is hoping to help 48,000 Arizona children this holiday season as these may be the only gifts they receive.

The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and all blood donors will receive an American Red Cross recycled shopping bag and Arizona Rattlers t-shirt.

All toy and blood donors will receive $2 off their purchase at the CitySkate ice rink as well as exclusive discounts from local downtown businesses.

For additional information please visitwww.azrattlers.com.

San Pamilla

Things to Do This Week!

School may have started but summertime fun still continues. Some say the fall is even more fun. Well, we think that since it’s still going to at least feel like summer for another month, party it up!

• Arizona Rattlers vs Philadelphia Soul @ ArenaBowl

Saturday, August 17, 2013. Airs at 1 p.m. on CBS.
Tune in to watch the Rattlers defend their title against the Philadelphia Soul in what promises to be an action-packed repeat of last year’s ArenaBowl. For more information, click here.

MAYA_Stargaze_Flyer_0818• Stargaze Nightswim @ Maya Day + Nightclub

Sunday, August 18, 2013. Doors open at 6 p.m.. 21+ Event
Swim under the stars this Sunday at Maya Day + Nightclub with performances by Nathan Feeser, Lujan, J Alan, Will Power, Big Mix, Juany Bravo, DJ Jen Jones, and KATLYNX. For VIP table reservations, please contact Nolan at 602.810.0736 or Nolan@MayaClubAZ.com.

• Intimate Fashion Series “Sherre’s Boutique” in the Living Room @ W Scottsdale

Thursday, August 22, 2013. Begins at 9 p.m. 21+Event
Guests are invited to sip cocktails and find fashion inspiration for their wardrobe as Sherre’s Clothing Company shows their stuff. Brands to include Bailey 44, Michael Stars, Ella Moss, Paige Jeans, Hudson Jeans, Johnny Was, and more.
For VIP table reservations, contact VIP@triyar.com or call 602.405.0099.

• Quintino @ Maya Day + Nightclub

Friday, August 23, 2013. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ Event
The Dutch DJ and producer was discovered by house mastermind Laidback Luke at the age of 18. His 2011 release “Epic,” featuring Sandro Silva and Dada Life, topped the Dutch Top 40 Charts and went platinum in Holland and gold in Belgium. For VIP table reservations, please contact Nolan at 602.810.0736 or Nolan@MayaClubAZ.com.

• Mark-Taylor Summer of Love Pool Party @ SanPamilla, Tempe

Saturday, August 24, 2013. From 12 – 4 p.m. All Ages Allowed
Love lives at Mark-Taylor! Our legendary Summer of Love Pool Parties continue as we celebrate the summer at San Pamilla in Tempe. Enjoy food, drinks and prize giveaways, with music poolside by DJ Paul Nazzaro. RSVP at www.mark-taylor.com/summer-of-love.

• Krewella @ Maya Day + Nightclub

Sunday, August 25, 2013. Doors open at 11 a.m. 21+ Event
Electro-house/Dubstep trio Krewella released their hit single “Alive” off their EP Play Hard in February. “Alive” remained on the Billboard dance charts for 32 straight weeks before hitting No. 1 in June of 2013 and went Gold after reaching 500,000 in sales. For VIP table reservations, please contact Nolan at 602.810.0736 or Nolan@MayaClubAZ.com.


Legends district partners with Southwestern Eye Center

The Legends Entertainment District, a first-of-its-kind joint venture between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns, announced a new partnership with Southwestern Eye Center that features the District’s first static super graphic with a 3-D embellishment. The announcement was made by Legends Entertainment District General Manager Judd Norris.

“The Legends Entertainment District continues to break the mold of traditional ‘billboard’ advertising by bringing to life its first three-dimensional concept,” said Norris. “Southwestern Eye Centers challenged us to do something unique and memorable. Taking that into account, we were able to bring their already recognizable glasses campaign to life on a 36’ x 42’ super graphic. The glasses are so unique that the creator of the image, BlueMedia, has submitted the design into several marketing concept competitions.”

The first-of-its-kind graphic is located on the Phoenix Convention Center Garage at the corner of 5th Street and Jefferson, across from Chase Field. It is one of 36 static signs in the District that also features four LED signs, six window graphics and five custom signs.

“As a locally based company celebrating 30 years in business, we are excited to be part of something that hasn’t been done before,” said Southwestern Eye Center Vice President and General Counsel Shane Armstrong. “We value the opportunity to work with Legends on this advanced project and to be part of the revitalization efforts downtown.”

Celebrating 30 years in business this year, Southwestern Eye Center, founded in 1982, is dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients seeking or in need of LASIK, cataract surgery, retinal surgery, cosmetic surgery or glaucoma evaluations and treatment throughout the Metro Phoenix area and rural communities of Arizona. With several accomplished specialists in the areas of LASIK, cataracts, retina, glaucoma and cosmetics, Southwestern Eye Center is able to provide patients in Arizona and New Mexico with improved vision by using some of the most advanced and sophisticated techniques and technologies available today. There are 23 Southwestern Eye Center locations in Arizona and three in New Mexico. For more information, visit www.sweye.com.

Southwestern Eye Center joins a growing list of partners for the Legends Entertainment District, including APS, Anheuser-Busch, Chevrolet, Fox Sports Arizona, Fry’s Food Stores, Gila River Casinos, AZ Family, MillerCoors, AZ Pain Centers, Cox Communications, Dodge and the Arizona Rattlers, among others.

The Legends Entertainment District offers customized, larger than life out of home opportunities that run 18 hours a day, 365 days a year. The project was designed to encompass landmark downtown facilities, extending from 1st Avenue to 7th Street and Washington to Jackson Street.

In addition to the corporate partnership signage, the Legends Entertainment District provides digital informational programming in the form of LED news tickers and other relevant content that can change on a moment’s notice.

Nearly two billion individual LED lights are used to illuminate the Legends Entertainment District, which includes 13 screens for a total of 6,819 square feet of LED and over 50,000 square feet of static signage. The fiber optic cable laid end to end is 228 miles in length, which is equal to the distance driving from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. The Legends Entertainment District includes nearly 100,000 pounds (50 tons) of steel and more than 140,000 feet of electrical wire.

Downtown Phoenix attracts more than eight million visitors annually at over 700 events, while 57,000 office workers are based out of the area. For more information about the Legends Entertainment District, visit www.legendsentertainmentdistrict.com.