Rush open playoffs at Milwaukee next week



The Rush will open the 2010 Arena Football League playoffs with a National Conference semifinal game against the Milwaukee Iron next weekend at U.S.Cellular Arena(former Milwakee Arena) since the Bradley Center is under renovation and not available. The playoff matchup was determined after the Iowa Barnstormers defeated the Arizona Rattlers 67-47 Friday night in Phoenix. Arizona’s loss gives the Rush and Rattlers identical 10-6 records at the close of the regular season. Since the Rush swept the season series from Arizona, the Rush wins the tiebreaker between the teams and earns the No. 3 seed in the National Conference, while the Rattlers fall to the No. 4 seed. As the No. 3 seed, the Rush now faces the No. 2 seed Milwaukee (10-5), while Arizona must travel to Spokane to take on the top seeded Spokane Shock (13-3).The Rush and Iron split their 2010 season series, with the Iron winning 71-48 on May 7 in Milwaukee and the Rush evening the series with a 63-56 win June 19 at Allstate Arena.More details regarding the date and time of the game will be available soon. Fans should continue to check the Rush Web site for more information.We’ll also update here on