T.O. is a G.O.
Dallas Cowboys fans will be excited to know one of their former stars, Terrell Owens, has been confirmed to be on the roster of the visiting Allen Wranglers Sunday for their Indoor Football League meeting with the New Mexico Stars.
Kickoff at Santa Ana Star Center is set for 3:05 p.m.
Allen (2-0) is coming off a 48-27 victory at Everett (Wash.) last week, while the Stars (1-0) were idle. The Wranglers are in first place of the IFL’s Intense Conference.
Owens joined the Allen Wranglers in the off-season as a wide receiver and co-owner. He entered the IFL after 15 seasons in the NFL with five teams.
In the Wranglers’ opener, Owens had three receptions, all touchdowns, for 53 yards which helped the Wranglers to a 50-30 win over the Wichita Wild.
“It is exciting that our organization was able to get Owens to come and play here at the Star Center,” said Dart Clark, owner and general manager of the Stars. “This is his first away game in league history, and I have no doubt the Star Center will reach capacity and our fans will welcome him the only way they know how.”
However, his contract does not require him to travel to away games and, without him, the Wranglers won their second game. A contract has been worked out for this Wranglers’ road game, Clark said.
“There may be an initial cost, as far as a first-class flight, extensive hotel room and limo delivery that any big-name star would require,” Clark said of the Owens deal. “It cost an ‘undisclosed’ dollar amount to get him here, but we’ll make that up in ticket sales.”
Clark said 300 tickets for the game were sold Sunday, shortly after the confirmation that Owens would play with the Wranglers, and another 200-plus were sold Monday.
“So we’re smoking,’” he said, “and we haven’t started the commercials. People tend to show up 20 minutes before the game starts and thinking they’re going to walk right in.”
Clark said two ticket modules will be on-site Sunday to help sell tickets, and that the doors would open at 1:30, a half-hour earlier than usual.
However, fans expecting Owens to sign autographs after the game will be disappointed; Owens balked at having that specified in the contract.
Still, Clark says, “This is gonna make for a great game.”
The Wranglers, Stars and Tri-Cities Fever (2-0) are the only undefeated teams after two weeks of action. The Stars recorded their first win in franchise history after a 46-39 victory over the Colorado Ice (1-1) on Feb. 26 at the Star Center.
Tickets for the game are still available and a select number of walk-up tickets purchased the day of the game are only $5.
Tickets starting at just $10, plus applicable fees, are on sale now at comcasttix.com.
For more information or to purchase season tickets call 891-7318.