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Will Birmingham play in the United Football Teams of America?


??? 2003
Jim Chambers is giving his United Football Teams of America another try. Birmingham is one of the proposed cities that will field a team in the new league.

Birmingham was also in the running for a team in the original UFTA, which played for a single season in 1982 before disbanding.

Calling this latest version a "free agent football league", the UFTA hopes to begin play in early April of 2004. A 16 team playoff will begin in late November and a championship game will be played on December 18, 2004.

Each team will play between 15 to 20 games over a 34 week season.

Plans call for approximately 60 teams nationwide. Other than Birmingham, the list of proposed cities includes Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baton Rouge, Baltimore, Beaumont, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Fort Worth, Harrisburg, Houston, Indianapolis, Jackson, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Monroe, Nashville, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shreveport, Spokane, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington DC, and Wichita.

Epilogue
Unlike the original United Football Teams of America, this version never got past the planning stage.
 
 
 
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