RiverHawks announce 2003 schedule
11/29/02 RiverHawks Press Release
KNOXVILLE, TN- The Tennessee RiverHawks today announced their 2003, fourteen game, National Indoor Football League schedule. The RiverHawks will play seven home games at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in the Atlantic Conference North Division.
All RiverHawks games will be played on Saturday nights. The only exception is the June 20 game versus the Show Me Believers. Kickoff for all games is 7:30pm. Pre-game festivities including a tailgate party, games and face painting for the kids, and a visit from the Tennessee LadyHawks Dance Team will begin at 5:30pm on the Coliseum Plaza.
The 2002 NIFL League Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds will open the RiverHawks inaugural season in Knoxville. “We wanted to play Ohio Valley first this season,” said General Manager/Offensive Coordinator Garmez Parks. “They are one of the strongest teams in the league. We wanted an immediate gauge of the talent, strength, and heart of our team.”
The NIFL has twenty-four teams located in eighteen states from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Salt Lake City, Utah. These teams will play in two conferences, Atlantic and
Pacific. The RiverHawks’ Atlantic North Division includes six teams: Lexington Horsemen, South Carolina Stingrays, Evansville Bluecats, Fort Wayne Freedom, and Ohio Valley Greyhounds.
Season tickets for the 2003 season are on sale now: VIP Floor $140, Lower Balcony $105, Upper Balcony $63. For more information on season tickets, call the RiverHawks front office at (865) 637-2000 or visit www.riverhawksfootball.com .
2003 Tentative Schedule
Saturday March 15 Bye
Saturday March 22 vs Ohio Valley Greyhounds
Saturday March 29 Bye
Tuesday April 1 @ Myrtle Beach Stingrays
Saturday April 12 @ Evansville Bluecats
Saturday April 19 vs Fort Wayne Freedom
Saturday April 26 vs Lexington Horsemen
Saturday May 3 vs Lake Charles Land Sharks
Saturday May 10 @ Oklahoma Crude
Saturday May 17 @ Ohio Valley Greyhounds
Saturday May 24 Bye
Saturday May 31 vs Evansville Bluecats
Friday June 6 @ Fort Wayne Freedom
Saturday June 14 @ Lexington Horsemen
Friday June 20 vs St. Louis Believers
Saturday June 28 @ Lake Charles Land Sharks
Saturday July 5 vs Myrtle Beach Stingrays