UFL’s Hartford Colonials are Finished

The UFL has announced that there will be a season in 2011, but the season will not include the Hartford Colonials:

The UFL has suspended operations in Hartford, Connecticut, where the Hartford Colonials played the 2010 season at the city’s Rentschler Field stadium.  Colonials players will join the other four UFL teams through an allocation draft to be held on Monday, August 15, while head coach Jerry Glanville will assume a new role as a consultant to the league.

“We are moving forward as projected having revised our strategy and realigned the make up of the United Football League,” said UFL Commissioner MICHAEL HUYGHUE.  “We are disappointed to have suspended operations in Hartford and are grateful to the Colonials fans for their support.  We have not closed the door on Hartford and will review the viability of returning to the city at the end of this season.

The contraction of the Hartford team is due to economics, not the viability of the city or the support of fans.  Stay tuned for more analysis this week.

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