The Tucson Sugar Skulls are the newest professional sports franchise in Tucson. As a member of the Indoor Football League, we provide one of the best avenues for social, family-friendly entertainment.
Since the 15th century, the sugar skull has been a dynamic symbol of honor, celebration, tradition and festivity in remembering the departed. With origins in Central Mexico, these colorful skulls were first used to decorate the gravestones of those who had died in a way that celebrated their lives instead of mourning their passing.
Today, the sugar skull anchors the festive Day of the Dead celebrations across the globe during the first two days of November, with Tucson’s own All Souls Procession ranked as one of the top in the nation with more than 150,000 individuals joining the procession.
It’s in that spirit that Tucson Sugar Skulls Football was born. Our players, coaches and staff proudly stand for those very values that inspired the crafting of the first sugar skull more than 400 years ago.