"More Pro Football: United Football League Announces Cities, Logo, Schedule"
by Joe Nixon
The United Football League released a new logo, announced plans today for a new $20 million training facility and hinted a major cable television deals is in the works.
The UFL is an ambitious attempt to create a new fall football league set to begin play in 2009. The league will feature affordable ticket prices and play its schedule on Thursday and Friday nights.
The Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, AZ will be host to to the training camp for all three of the Western Conference teams of the United Football League. Francisco Grande has previously hosted training for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.
The three Eastern Conference teams will play in a similar to be announced facility. UFL candidate cities include Hartford, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Monterrey (Mexico), New York, Orlando, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. Owners and venues will be finalized in January 2009.
The UFL Commissioner will be Michael Huyghue, former Vice President of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, has been very vocal about his intention to own a franchise. The league will be fan centered and fans will have the opportunity to buy into franchises similar to the organization of the Green Bay Packers.
Some have speculated that former Atlanta Falcons NFL Quarterback Micheal Vick may use the league to revive his career.
The United Football League also announced a “Name the Team Campaign” available on their website:www.ufl-football.com
“How about the LA Xtreme?” -Joe Nixon is a senior staff writer for latinboxing.com