Pirates Adjust Schedule as Louisville Exits

By: Mick Moninghoff
Pirates Writer
June 15, 2021

WORCESTER, MA – The Massachusetts Pirates have adjusted their schedule as the Louisville Xtreme is no longer a member of the Indoor Football League. The league terminated Louisville’s membership yesterday for failure to meet and maintain league obligations. The move was enacted after a unanimous vote by the league’s Board of Directors on Monday. By taking that action, the Pirates scheduled games in Louisville on June 26th and the home game at Phoenix Field at the DCU Center on July 24th have been cancelled.

Fans who have purchased tickets for the July 24th game through the DCU Center box office or Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded and the Pirates will be reaching out to all season ticket holders and sponsors who are affected by this schedule adjustment. Various options will be discussed regarding possible compensation for the lost game.

“This is a regrettable situation, but as our league continues to generate positive momentum this became a necessary action,” said IFL Commissioner Todd Tryon. “We have tremendous respect for Victor Cole and his partners in Louisville and the hard work they put into developing Louisville as a viable IFL franchise. However, as we position the IFL for long-term success, it is imperative that we maintain the high standards we have set as a league.”

The Indoor Football League has removed Louisville from the league’s remaining schedule starting with this weekend’s games. This Saturday’s IFL Game of the Week on Stadium which was to broadcast the Xtreme vs. the Frisco Fighters will now be switched to Tucson featuring the Pirates as they look to go over the .500 mark taking on the Tucson Sugar Skulls.

The Massachusetts Pirates are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Pirates play all home games at Phoenix Field at the DCU Center located at 50 Foster St. Worcester, MA, 01608. For more information on the Massachusetts Pirates please call (508) 452-MASS (6277), email contact@masspiratesfootball.com or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com. Single game tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com or the DCU Center Box Office. For season, half-season, luxury, or group ticket packages please call 508-452-MASS (6277). Follow the Pirates on Facebook via Faceboo.com/MAPirates, Instagram @mass.pirates, and Twitter @mass_pirates. #GetHooked #AllAboard