Storm Home Opener This Friday
Feb 17th Home Opener Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD -
The Sioux Falls Storm are set to start their season at home on Friday, Feb. 17th against the Arizona Rattlers, one of two new franchises to join the Indoor Football League for the 2017 season.

Boyer Truckswill serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the game and help give away 5,000 large Storm Posters that will highlight each of the team's ten (10) championship-winning seasons. Opening kick-off is set for7:05 PMat the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The Storm will open up this year's campaign as the reigning six-time IFL United Bowl Champions. Last season, the Storm recorded a 15-1 regular season record and swept the two-playoff games in route to the title.



For the 2017 season,the Storm will return some very familiar faces with veterans like linebacker Tyler Knight, wide receiver Mike Tatum, Quarterback Lorenzo Brown, Defensive back Elijah Fields and defensive lineman Claude Davis. At the head of it all, Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs, who recently signed a three-year extension with the team.

Among the new faces taking to the field include running back Robbie Rouse, who played at Cal State Fresno where he ranks as the school's all-time leading rusher at 4,647 yards.Defensive back Rashard Smith whospent time with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He also had a stint with the B.C Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

The Storm's home opener against Arizona will feature two of the greatest Indoor Football franchises of all-time.The Storm's Championship Pedigree is well documented. The Rattlers departed the AFL with ten (10) Division Titles while playing in nine (9) Arena Bowl Championship Games and taking home the Top Prize five (5) times (1994, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2014).

There will be numerous events and special promotions going on throughout the Storm season home opener that includes a special fundraiser to benefit CURE SMA and the "Taken By Storm Community Fund".

Individual Storm game tickets are on sale at the Premier Center Box Office or online throughwww.ticketmaster.com.
 
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