AFL announces 2012 schedule
Opening Day for 20th anniversary season is Oct. 9
Opening Day for the Fall League's 20th anniversary season is Tue, Oct.9. The league culminates with its annual championship game on Sat, Nov. 17 at Scottsdale Stadium. The popular Rising Stars Game is scheduled for Sat, Nov. 3 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Game times are 12:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. (exceptions noted).
Venues for 2012 remain the same:
Mesa Hohokam Stadium (Mesa Solar Sox)
Peoria Sports Complex (Peoria Javelinas)
Phoenix Municipal Stadium (Phoenix Desert Dogs)
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (defending champion Salt River Rafters)
Scottsdale Stadium (Scottsdale Scorpions)
Surprise Stadium (Surprise Saguaros).
The organizational assignments and composite and team schedules are listedbelow.
Mesa Solar Sox: Astros, Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, Tigers
Salt River Rafters: Blue Jays, D-backs, Nationals, Rockies, White Sox
Scottsdale Scorpions: Angels, Giants, Indians, Pirates, Yankees.
Peoria Javelinas: Mariners, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Twins
Phoenix Desert Dogs: Athletics, Braves, Brewers, Marlins, Rays
Surprise Saguaros: Cardinals, Mets, Rangers, Red Sox, Royals.