April 26, 2003

Contact: Brian Clark

Taylor Cup Finals Shift to Selland Arena Next Week

FRESNO, Calif. - As the Fresno Falcons prepare to play at least Games Three and Four and, if necessary, Game Five of the Taylor Cup Finals next week at Selland Arena, the team is hosting two events to help energize fans for their ongoing showdown with the San Diego Gulls.

A “Beat the Gulls” radio listening party will be held during Game Two of the best-of-seven Championship series on Monday, Apr. 28, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Fresno. The event gets underway in conjunction with the live radio broadcast of Game Two from the San Diego Sports Arena. Brian Clark will call the play-by-play action on 103.1 FM, The Mountain Cat, with the broadcast and the listening party in the Radisson ’s Sequoia Ballroom commencing at 6:50 p.m. with the Mail Boxes, Etc. Pre-game Show. A no-host bar will be on hand in the ballroom and food will be available from the Radisson.

After trying to even the series at a game apiece on Monday, the entire Falcons team will return home to attend a “Beat the Gulls” rally on Tuesday, Apr. 29, at the Old Fresno Hofbrau at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to show their support for the defending Taylor Cup Champions as they try to become just the second team in league history to repeat as Cup-winners.

Tickets are now on sale for Game Three on Wednesday, Apr. 30, at 7 p.m. and Game Four on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Selland Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations and online at Arena/Loge seats cost $16 and Balcony seats cost $12.

Game One		    @ San Diego Gulls		Friday, Apr. 25				San Diego 7, Falcons 2
Game Two 		@ San Diego Gulls			Monday, Apr. 28			  	7:00 p.m.
Game Three		Selland Arena			   	Wednesday, Apr. 30	  		7:00 p.m.
Game Four		   Selland Arena  			  	 Friday, May 2			   		7:30 p.m.
Game Five		    Selland Arena			   	Saturday, May 3	      		7:30 p.m. (if necessary)
Game Six		    @ San Diego Gulls		   	Saturday, May 10		  		7:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Game Seven	    @ San Diego Gulls		   	Sunday, May 11			   	5:00 p.m. (if necess
Practice Schedule:  The Falcons will practice Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at
Gateway Ice Center before returning to San Diego for Game Two on Monday.