The Saginaw Sting comes out gunning at the Dow buy jumping out to a 16-0 lead in home opener. The 2012 version of the defending Champions Saginaw Sting opened at the Dow on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon before a large and excited crowd. The Chicago Vipers would be the opponent who ran into the stinger of the Saginaw Sting offense.
With new local owners and several local area players on the roster this season it promises to keep the interest of the average local football fan. The Sting will play a 10 game schedule in the Continental Indoor Football League with 6 home dates. The ticket prices are very reasonable for this family friendly entertainment value. This is very fast paced and exciting football played on about 1/2 size football field indoors.
The Saginaw Sting return with veteran QB Tommy Jones who lead them to an Indoor League Football Championship in 2011. They raised that banner at the Dow Event Center on Sunday March 18, 2012. The Sting ownership made the effort to keep the interest of the local fans by having players from the surrounding area High Schools and local College Football teams on their 2012 roster.
Co-owner Stuart Schweigert former NFL veteran player who also serves as Director of Football Operations made the effort to get young and local talent. He started by naming Head Coach Fred Townsend former Head Coach at Saginaw Arthur Hill High School and assistant coach at SVSU. 13 local players dot the Sting line-up on both sides of the ball. Also the Sting are planning special events during the halftime to keep the local interest in the team. All in all the season has started out with a big band with QB Tommy Jones throwing 6 touchdown passes. Next Home Game at the Dow will be this Sunday March 25 at 4:30p.m. Come on out and feel the excitement.