|League||Lone Star Football League|
|Team history||Laredo Rattlers (planning stages)|
Laredo Rattlesnakes (2012-future)
|Arena||Laredo Energy Arena|
|Based in||Laredo, Texas|
|Team colors||Navy, Red, Vegas Gold, Antique Gold|
The Laredo Rattlesnakes are a professional indoor football team in the Lone Star Football League due to begin play in the 2012 season. Based in Laredo, Texas, the Rattlesnakes will play their home games at the Laredo Energy Arena.
Previously, the Rattlesnakes had been announced as members of the Southern Indoor Football League along with the two other franchises owned by Chad Dittman, the Rio Grande Valley Magic and the Corpus Christi Hammerheads. However, in the press conference announcing the team's logos and color scheme, Dittman says that a deal to team up with other Texas teams for a brand-new league is "99 percent" done.  That deal was reached in the form of the Lone Star Football League, of which the Rattlesnakes will be a charter member.
The Rattlesnakes are the third indoor/arena football team based in Laredo; previous indoor teams included the Laredo Law of af2 (which only played the 2004 season before folding) and the Laredo Lobos of the Intense Football League and later af2 (which played the 2006 and 2007 seasons in these respective leagues before folding).
Originally, the team was called the Laredo Rattlers, however, the Arena Football League issued a cease-and-desist letter to the team because of the existing Arizona Rattlers.  That practice is apparently unprecedented, as they never contacted the Sioux Falls Storm or Fayetteville Force about their names owned by the Tampa Bay Storm and Georgia Force, respectively.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
- ↑ http://www.laredosun.us/notas.asp?id=17316
- ↑ http://www.lmtonline.com/articles/2011/07/30/front/sports/doc4e33104f35035816599507.txt
- ↑ http://www.pro8news.com/sports/Cease-and-Desist-Issued-To-Rattlers-President-126744043.html
- ↑ http://www.lmtonline.com/articles/2011/08/04/front/sports/doc4e3a0563410bb288772660.txt
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