Shock play outdoors, fight for playoff spot this weekend

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 9:21 PM

SPOKANE -- It doesn't get any bigger than this for the Spokane Shock.

The Arena Football League team will be the first to play an outdoor game in history, but they're also fighting for the postseason while they're at it.

Spokane battles Utah in the "Joe Albi Classic" on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6pm at Joe Albi Stadium. There are still tickets available, but you can also watch the game live on KSKN 22.

The Shock (7-8) and Blaze (7-8) are tied for the final playoff spot in the National Conference. Utah currently holds the tie-breaker because they beat Spokane earlier this season. The winner of Saturday's game will take a one-game lead over the loser.

Crews started to setup Albi Stadium on Wednesday morning. They hope to have the field in place by Friday afternoon. That's when the Shock have a walk-through scheduled, so they can find out what the elements (sun, wind, etc.) will be like outdoors.

Stay tuned to KREM 2 News and KREM.com for all the latest on the "Joe Albi Classic". We'll have full highlights and postgame reaction on Saturday.

 

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