Albuquerque, N.M. – Preparations are almost complete as the Duke City Gladiators round out football training camp for 2017. This Saturday February 25th at 6:05 PM kicks off the season with an exciting exhibition/pre-season matchup and Tingley Coliseum will once again be filled with screaming fans.
With just 3 days remaining until the first kick of 2017, according to Head Coach Dominic Bramante “the team is looking strong and bonding well.” The exhibition game is focused on tying up any loose ends and formulating a solid team.
The Gladiators will host a media day at the end of this week to showcase the team’s progress leading up to the 1st game. All media and public are welcome to attend the practice as well as interview key players and coaches on the upcoming 2017 season.
The opponent the Gladiators will face this Saturday will be comprised of local active duty police and firefighters called the Metro Stars on a night that will be donned “First Responders Appreciation Night.” The game between the Gladiators and the Metro Stars will be known as “The First Responders Championship Bowl” and funds raised at the game will benefit organizations including the 10-82 Foundation and Albuquerque Area Firefighters Random Acts of Kindness.
Some of the activities this Saturday include a huge tailgate party with police and fire vehicles, a special tribute to fallen first responders, as well as a special halftime show featuring special guests and dignitaries from the community.
Media Day workout will take place on Friday February 24th, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 PM at Tingley Coliseum (300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108). All media outlets and public are invited to attend.
The Gladiators play their first home game in an exhibition matchup between the Metro Stars this Saturday February 25th, 2017 with kick-off at 6:05 PM. Doors will open at 4:30 PM.
The Duke City Gladiators are a professional indoor football team based in Albuquerque, NM and current members of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). The Gladiators play their home games at Tingley Coliseum. Duke City Gladiators season tickets are on sale NOW at www.GladiatorTix.com. For more information on the Gladiators, visit www.DukeCityGladiators.com , LIKE “Duke City Gladiators” on Facebook & follow the team on Twitter (@DCGladiators).