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January 28th, 2009
Turfcats tapped to host first game of league’s season


The Austin Turfcats will open its inaugural season April 17 against the Acadiana Mudbugs under the Southern Indoor Football League schedule released this week.

“It is an honor for Austin and Central Texas to be selected as host for the first SIFL game in history, the work we have done preseason by staff and interns has been recognized by the league staff,” said Ronald Oswalt, the Turfcats vice president and general manager.

The league’s five charter teams will play an 11-game slate with six home games and five road contests while the Florida Kings, a 2010 provisional member, will play five road games that will count in the league standings for statistical purposes. The Kings are not eligible for a playoff berth.

Four teams will compete in the playoffs, with the semifinals on July 18 featuring the team with best regular season hosting the team with the fourth-best regular while the second-seeded team hosts the third seed. Those winners will meet in the inaugural SIFL championship game July 25.

The schedule:

  • Acadiana Mudbugs @ Austin Turfcats Friday 4/17/2009 7:30pm
  • Austin Turfcats @ Houma Conquerors Sunday 4/26/2009 5:00pm
  • BYE 5/2/2009
  • Louisiana Swashbucklers @ Austin Turfcats Saturday 5/9/2009 6:30pm
  • Houma Conquerors @ Austin Turfcats Saturday 5/16/2009 6:30pm
  • Texas Pirates @ Austin Turfcats Saturday 5/23/2009 6:30pm
  • Austin Turfcats @ Texas Pirates Saturday 5/30/2009 7:00pm
  • Florida Kings @ Austin Turfcats Saturday 6/6/2009 6:30pm
  • Austin Turfcats @ Louisiana Swashbucklers Monday 6/15/2009 6:30p
  • Texas Pirates @ Austin Turfcats Saturday 6/20/2009 6:30pm
  • Austin Turfcats @ Acadiana Mudbugs Monday 6/29/2009 7:05pm
  • BYE 7/4/2009
  • Austin Turfcats Vs Texas Pirates Saturday 7/11/2009 7:00pm
  • Playoffs # 4 Vs # 1 7/18/2009 TBD
  • Playoffs # 3 Vs # 2 7/18/2009 TBD
  • SIFL Championship 7/25/09 TBD

The schedule can be viewed in its entirely at and, which is in the final stages of revision.

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