Twelve of the Utah Blaze's 16 regular season games will be carried on television, it was announced by the team Monday. The team will be on ESPN's new AFL "Monday Night Football" once — on June 4 in a home game at EnergySolutions Arena against the Colorado Crush. The other games will be televised locally by either KJZZ (Channel 14) or Fox Sports Net Utah.
"We look forward to being associated once again with KJZZ and FSN Utah," Blaze president Jason Jones said. "It is paramount that we have the ability to provide our fans with as many outlets as possible to get the full Arena Football experience."
FSN Utah's coverage includes seven games and begins with the season/home opener against the New Orleans VooDoo on Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. KJZZ coverage will include five games beginning with the second home game on March 23 at 7 p.m. MT against the Grand Rapids Rampage.
ESPN will cover one game for the Blaze when they take on the John Elway-owned Colorado Crush at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, June 4 at 8:30 p.m.
The Blaze also announced the television broadcast team for KJZZ broadcasts will be Dave Fox (play-by-play) and Alema Harrington (commentary). This will be Harrington's second season with the Blaze.
FANFEST THURSDAY: The Blaze will host their 2nd annual FanFest on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the EnergySolutions Arena. Fans are invited to attend the event at no cost, and discount concessions will be available.
Over the course of the evening, fans will have the opportunity to watch the final hour of practice, get autographs and meet the 2007 Blaze players and coaches. Fans will also have the chance to meet Chief and the 2007 Harley Davidson Blaze Dancers.
The Blaze will also hold a Select-A-Seat program. Fans will be able to view their seats and purchase season tickets throughout the night.
For more information, please call the Blaze offices at (801) 257-3555.
2007 Utah Blaze schedule
Date Opponent Time TV
Mar. 3 NEW ORLEANS VOODOO 7 p.m. FSN
Mar. 10 at Arizona Rattlers 7 p.m. FSN
Mar. 18 at Nashville Kats 2 p.m. FSN
Mar. 23 GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE 7 p.m. KJZZ
Apr. 1 at Las Vegas Gladiators 4 p.m. FSN
Apr. 6 at Austin Wranglers 6:30 p.m. Radio only
Apr. 13 LOS ANGELES AVENGERS 7 p.m. Radio only
Apr. 20 ARIZONA RATTLERS 7 p.m. KJZZ
Apr. 28 at San Jose SaberCats 8:30 p.m. FSN
May 4 DALLAS DESPERADOS 7 p.m. KJZZ
May 12 at Kansas City Brigade 6:30 p.m. Radio only
May 18 LAS VEGAS GLADIATORS 7 p.m. KJZZ
May 25 at Orlando Predators 5:30 p.m. Radio only
June 4 COLORADO CRUSH 8:30 p.m. ESPN
June 9 SAN JOSE SABERCATS 7 p.m. FSN/KJZZ
June 23 at Los Angeles Avengers 8:30 p.m. FSN
Home games in CAPS