The Race to the 2009 ArenaCup continues with four Saturday semifinals

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Release: 08/03/2009

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The Race to the 2009 ArenaCup continues next weekend with eight teams competing in four semifinal round playoff matchups. All four semifinal affairs will be played on Saturday, August 8.



The American Conference matchups will be No. 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (14-3) hosting No. 5 Kentucky (11-6) and No. 2 Iowa (13-4) hosting No. 6 Green Bay (11-6). The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Kentucky game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET while the Iowa/Green Bay game is set for 8: 05 p.m. ET.



The National Conference matchups feature No. 2 Tulsa (14-3) hosting Bossier-Shreveport (12-5) at 8:05 p.m. ET and No. 1 Spokane (16-1) hosting No. 4 Boise (13-4) at 10:00 p.m. ET.



Below is the entire af2 semifinal round playoff schedule (subject to change). All times are Eastern.



American Conference

Semifinal Round Playoff Schedule:

Saturday, August 8

No. 5 Kentucky (11-6) at No. 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (14-3) 7:00 p.m.

No. 6 Green Bay (11-6) at No. 2 Iowa (13-4) 8:05 p.m.



NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Semifinal Round Playoff Schedule:

Saturday, August 8

No. 3 Bossier-Shreveport (12-5) at No. 2 Tulsa (14-3) 8:05 p.m.

No. 4 Boise (13-4) at No. 1 Spokane (16-1) 10:00 p.m.



2009 ArenaCup Playoff Format

Sixteen teams qualify for the playoffs, eight from each conference (American and National). The eight qualifying teams in each conference consist of the three division champions and five Wild Cards, determined by best overall record. Seeding in each conference is based on overall record, with the top three seeds in each conference reserved for the division champions, regardless of record. In the First Round (July 31-August 2), the first three seeds in each conference are the three division winners. The next five teams are seeded by next best five overall records. Teams ranked 1-4 earn home playoff games with 1 hosting 8, 2 hosting 7, 3 hosting 6 and 4 hosting 5. In the Second Round (August 7-9), the winner of the 1-8 game plays the winner of the 4-5 game. The winner of the 2-7 game plays the winner of the 3-6 game. The home team is decided by the team with the higher seed. The winners of the Second Round will meet for the Conference Championships on the weekend of August 14-16.



The winners of the Conference Championships face off in the 2009 ArenaCup on Saturday, August 22 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.



Tickets to the 2009 ArenaCup in Las Vegas are available by visiting www.orleansarena.com, all Coast Casinos box offices, The Galleria at Sunset or by calling 800-675-3267 and mention code: ARENACUP.