Financially struggling UFL to cut season short
Sunday, October 16, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The struggling United Football League is cutting its season short, moving up its championship game to Friday.
UFL founder and owner Bill Hambrecht said in a statement Monday that the league would turn its focus to "building a blueprint for the long-term success of the league" and that there were plans to expand from four to six teams in 2012.
Each team has played four of its six regular-season games in a league that has lost more than $100 million the last two years.
The Las Vegas Locos will visit the Virginia Destroyers in the championship game. The Sacramento Mountain Lions will visit the Omaha Nighthawks on Friday in what the league calls the consolation game.