The UFL Brings Pro Football Home to Hartford

The past, present and future of football in Hartford was alive yesterday at Rentschler Field, when the United Football League (UFL) announced that it would relocate its New York franchise to Hartford.  Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell, UFL Commissioner Michael Hugyhue, and team owner Bill Mayer all took turns at the podium, overlooking the stadium evidencing perhaps Connecticut’s greatest football […]

UFL to Hold Press Conference at Rentschler Field

By Dan Canavan and Dan Fitzgerald Hartford has been targeted as the home for a United Football League (UFL) franchise from the early moments of the upstart league.   The UFL’s “Premiere Season,” which included a game between the New York Sentinels and Florida Tuskers at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, only fueled speculation that the UFL […]

Come to the UFL in Hartford – I Swear its Fun

A few years back the City of Hartford launched an advertising campaign designed to attract more young people to live and work in the City.  One of the more infamous promotions included a billboard placed on I-84 that read “Come to Hartford. I swear, it’s fun.”  The billboard was derided as an indictment of people’s expectations […]

Northland Investment Corp. Behind UFL Team in Hartford

The Hartford Courant reports that Northland Investment Corp. is the prospective owner of the UFL franchise that would call Hartford home. A few important points: Although the UFL Commissioner, Michael Huyghue, reported to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that the Hartford team would play at Rentschler Field, the operators of the stadium have not been involved in […]