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Pala the place for Monday Night football

PALA — The Infinity Showroom at Pala Casino Spa & Resort will be Monday Night Football headquarters starting at 4 p.m., Sept. 10, when the Cincinnati Bengals meet the Baltimore Ravens in the first game of a National Football League MNF season-opening doubleheader. Then at 7:15 p.m., the hometown San Diego Chargers will be in Oakland to meet the Raiders.The 17 giant screens in Infinity will televise every NFL Monday Night Football game starting at 5:30 p.m. each week. The MNF season finale between the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions will be played on a Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 22, as that Monday, Dec. 24, is Christmas Eve.

All fans in attendance can win NFL merchandise such as logo footballs, team jerseys, hats, miniature helmets, quad chairs, tailgate grills, watches and other souvenirs in weekly drawings. Four steak and crab dinners, with VIP booth service, will again be awarded at each MNF game.

MNF at Infinity will be free and open to the public. Fans in attendance will receive one free drawing ticket and can earn additional drawing tickets with a minimum $5 or more purchase of food at the tailgate food bar; a minimum $10 or more purchase of beverages, or by purchasing the featured beer of the week. Fans can earn drawing entries until half-time and drawings will be held during each game until the end of the third quarter. Fans also can win multiple prizes.

Infinity will offer full bar service and the tailgate food section will have a variety of entrees including chili dogs and buffalo wings for purchase. The winners of the four steak and crab dinners, with booth service, will be presented their prizes the following week.

The NFL Monday Night Football schedule for the 2012-13 season includes:

— Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens / 7:15 p.m., San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders

— Sept. 17 , 5:30 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons

— Sept. 24 5:30 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks

— Oct. 15:30 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys

— Oct. 85:30 p.m. Houston Texans vs. New York Jets

— Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers

— Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

— Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals

— Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints

— Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

— Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers

— Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

— Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. New York Giants vs. Washington Red Skins

— Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

— Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. New York Jets vs. Tennessee Titans

— Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

The Infinity Showroom also will televise Nation Collegiate Athletic Association. (NCAA) and NFL games throughout the 2012-13 football season that are broadcast on the national television networks. For more information, visit