AP Source: UFL will delay start of season
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) --
A person familiar with the situation says the United Football League will push back the start of its third season because of ongoing financial problems.
A league official said Tuesday the season would begin in mid-September instead of mid-August. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the UFL has not officially announced the move.
Commissioner Michael Huyghue has scheduled an afternoon teleconference with reporters.
Huyghue has said that league investors have lost more than $45 million and that each team had about $1 million in unpaid bills at the end of the 2010 season.
The second-tier UFL has franchises in Hartford, Conn.; Norfolk, Va.; Las Vegas and Sacramento as well as Omaha.