Professional Football Comes to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV -- In a town where crowd-pleasing entertainment is it’s Stuff, the one thing Las Vegas has been lacking is a major professional sports team… until now. The UFL promises to deliver action packed events, right here in Sin City.
The United Football League is a professional outdoor football league that’s set to kick off its premiere season at Sam Boyd Stadium Oct. 8. The UFL’s mission statement promises to, “…fulfill the unmet needs of football fans in major markets currently underserved by professional football by providing a high quality traditional football league comprised of world class professional football players.”
And with an impressive roster, it looks to do just that. Comprised of just four teams, the league will play its regular season games on Thursday and Friday nights in seven cities, with a scheduled championship during Thanksgiving weekend.
The local team, dubbed the Las Vegas Locomotives, will be led by former NFL and New York Giants’ Head Coach, Jim Fassel. Fassel is no stranger to the gridiron scene and has some impressive notches in his belt, including being previously named NFL Head Coach of the Year and tutored some greats like Boomer Esiason and John Elway, just to name a few.
Fassel’s just the tip of the berg as the team roster includes some big names such as Defensive End and Super Bowl XLII Champion Adrian Awasom, also formerly of the New York Giants. And there’s former Arizona Cardinal, Marcel Shipp, a six year NFL veteran running back and players whose affiliations run anywhere from the Denver Broncos to the New England Patriots.
The Locos have been gearing up for the season kick-off at the Casa Grande Performance Institute in Phoenix and will take on the California Redwoods in the inaugural game, Oct. 8 at 6:00pm. For more information, visit www.ufl-football.com