Dart Clark

The New Mexico Stars hit the road for the first time this week, as they face the Wichita Wild on Saturday.

The Wild (0-4) are coming off a 61-48 loss to visiting Allen last Saturday.

The Wranglers also opened their season with a 50-30 victory over the Wild in Allen, Texas.

For their next home game at Santa Ana Star Center, on Friday, April 6, vs. the Tri-Cities Fever, it will be “Family Night,” and anyone who purchases one regularly priced ticket will receive one kid’s ticket free. If additional kids tickets are needed they can be purchased at half-price.

The “Family Night” promotional offer is only available at the Star Center box office and for children 12 and under. The offer is not available on previously purchased tickets, front row seating or $5 walkup tickets.

Single game walkup tickets start at just $5 and are only available the day of the game at the Box Office.  Advanced single game tickets which start at just $10, plus applicable fees, are on sale now at the box office, by phone (888-694-4849) and online at comcasttix.com.  Season ticket plans are still available and start at just $56. 

With the addition of “Family Night” on April 6, “50 Cent Hot Dog Night” has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 14, when the Stars host the Colorado Ice at 7 p.m.

The Stars announced last week that Jerry Dunn, the majority owner of the five-member group that owns and operates the franchise, has been named the team’s interim general manager, taking the place of previous G.M. Dart Clark.

Clark remains part of the ownership group along with Dunn and three others.

“Our goal is for the Stars to be a long-term and influential part of this great community, Dunn said. “The ownership group is committed to ensuring that we follow through on what has been said since day one and making this change in the front office was essential for our organization to reach that goal.”

Dunn helped bring the Stars to New Mexico. With his support, the Indoor Football League franchise signed a five-year deal with the City of Rio Rancho to make the Star Center its home.

“We have a great group of guys in the locker room that come to play hard every game,” said Stars head coach Chris Williams. 

“The change in the front office does not have much of an effect on us football-wise, but it will push our players to become an integral part of this great community,” Williams added.