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 Will Birmingham have an inaugural franchise in Major League Football?


May 2015

    A proposed spring football league, Major League Football, announces they are targeting Birmingham as a site for one of their inaugural franchises for their first season in 2016.

MLF’s management has identified Legion Field as a venue around which MLF intends to staff its Birmingham franchise with local employees to manage the team. As part of Major League Football’s strategy, the Company’s approach in Birmingham also includes a series of community-centric outreach programs to help build a fan base, support local businesses and develop football talent in the surrounding area.

"We could not be more pleased to announce today our hopes to bring Major League Football to the great sports fans of Birmingham and the surrounding communities," stated Wes Chandler, President of Major League Football.  "Our brand of spring football will provide the region’s sports fans another family sports and entertainment option. As we engage in discussions with Legion Field officials and the local business community, we hope to create a mutually beneficial relationship and bring an exciting MLFB franchise to the Birmingham area that continues a rich tradition of football in this wonderful community,” Mr. Chandler stated.

Major League Football has begun contacting potential host venues across the country to establish cities that will become the inaugural season team sites. MLF will review the venues in those cities, evaluate fan and local business support and other criteria to determine the cities that are the best fit for a MLF team.

Birmingham joins Eugene (OR), Little Rock (AR), Norfolk (VA) and Orlando (FL) as the first 5 target cities. The MLF hopes to announce another 5 venues over the next several months.

MLF is one of the first publicly owned professional sports leagues in the United States enabling fans to purchase and sell shares for their desired ownership in the league.

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Last Update: October 12, 2015