The USFL & XFL are now the United Football League (UFL). The new league kicked off the new year announcing their new name, the eight surviving teams and their head coaches.
One of the teams returning in 2024 is the San Antonio Brahmas, and it looks like the Alamodome is hoping to be a long-term partner. W. Scott Bailey of San Antonio Business Journal reports that the Alamodome is pursuing a multi-year deal with the UFL. He states that the city of San Antonio expects to finalize a multiyear agreement with the UFL that will extend the the teams stay in the Alamodome.
Stephen Zito, assistant director of San Antonio’s Convention and Sports Facilities Department that oversees the Alamodome, says lawyers are working to finalize a lease with the UFL that would include two option years remaining on the XFL’s initial agreement with the stadium. That could lead to a longer-term deal.
Last year, the XFL only offered lower bowl seating in the Alamodome. This year the UFL is looking to expand on their options. We’ve already seen the team hold seating events offering club seating and ticket packages with all-inclusive food options.
We have seen an increasing appetite for all-inclusive and more premium products,” said Jason Gonella, senior vice president of ticket sales for the UFL, who added that the “response has been tremendous.”
The UFL is geard up to be the premier spring football league, and these types of deals can create sustainability for them. Beyond that, it will bring even more legitimacy to the UFL for new fans justs learning about spring football.
The San Antonio Brahmas have a new coach in town, after Wade Phillips made the move from the Roughnecks. Hot notoriety, and coaching prowess, could help bring more folks into the Alamodome this spring. That coupled with a longer term deal, fans can sleep easy knowing that the Brahmas are welcome in San Antonio.
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