PDA

View Full Version : USFL back in Alabama, but not in B'Ham



Doug4Troy
02-12-2013, 01:22 AM
Wonder where the team will be?

USFL announces minor league football team in Alabama -- this time not in Birmingham

http://media.al.com/sports_impact/photo/12256669-small.png


By Jon Solomon

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The United States Football League announced today an agreement with a real estate company to build a mid-sized football stadium and commercial development for an Alabama franchise.

The USFL, which wouldn't identify specific cities, says its eight-team league will start in spring 2014 and also have locations in Southern California, Texas and Louisiana. Jaime Cuadra, USFL's president and CEO, confirmed the planned Alabama market is not Birmingham -- the site of many failed minor-league football leagues in the past, including the original USFL nearly three decades ago...

Complete story: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/02/usfl_announces_minor-league_fo.html#incart_river_default

Jericho Johnny
02-12-2013, 12:27 PM
This is the first I've heard of this. If it's not in Birmingham, the only possibilities are Montgomery or Mobile. Maybe Huntsville. All three have successful minor league teams in other sports.

I'm not optimistic about this league. As the article touches on, none of them seem to last. The UFL was dead before it began.

I do feel like there's potential for an outdoor football league to be successful. Not competing with the NFL, of course, but there must be some magic formula out there for success. Maybe one day one of these leagues will stumble upon it.

SoFlaTrojan
03-18-2013, 08:33 PM
"The team we'll put in Alabama is going to be shared by one of the local colleges as well," Cuadra said. "It will definitely be a city that's a surprise. What we're doing is putting stadiums at places that will have multi-use and multi-tenants with a capacity between 20,000 and 30,000."

Mobile and USA? Florence or Huntsville and UNA or UAH?

It coudn't be Troy, Montgomery, Jacksonville or Dothan, based on what he said above.

Doug4Troy
03-24-2013, 10:18 PM
Attempt to relaunch USFL delayed
Jim Corbett, USA TODAY Sports


A re-launch of the USFL has been delayed until March, 2014.

A scaled-down, eight-team reprise of the 1983-1987 spring/developmental league had been slated for this spring...

Complete story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/03/22/usfl-relaunch-delayed/2011467/