United Football League Coming to Hartford?

Michael Huyghue, Commissioner of the start-up United Football League, told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that the league will begin play with six teams, including a team in Hartford.  The Hartford squad will reportedly play at Rentschler Field, home of the UConn Huskies.  The other teams include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Orlando, and New York.

This is cause for enthusiasm in Connecticut.  Perhaps our enthusiasm should be tempered, as no additional details have been announced and many professional football leagues have folded before ever playing a single game.  But this news is another indication that Connecticut is serious about bringing more sports and entertainment business into the state.

For more on professional sports in Connecticut, see:

Officials Still Discussing Possibility of a New Downtown Hartford Arena

A New Hartford Civic Center: Fantasy or Reality?

Speaker Amann’s Retirement: Will it Affect Plans for a New Arena?

Comments

  1. This is a great city to have professional football.
    It will be a nice alternative and be of high quality.
    Go Hartford!

  2. It’s cool!

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  1. [...] August 15, 2008 · No Comments The Hartford Courant reports that Northland Investment Corp. is the prospective owner of the UFL franchise that would call Hartford home. [...]

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