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Freedom Football League
[[File:Freedom Football League logo.svg|]]
SportAmerican football
Founded2018
No. of teams10 (planned)
Country(ies)United States
Official websitefreedomfootball<wbr/>.co

The Freedom Football League (FFL) is a planned professional spring-summer American football league.

History Edit

The Freedom Football League was announced on December 6, 2018 by Ricky Williams on ESPN's Outside the Lines. Williams indicated there were 100 initial stakeholders plus additional financing planned. He also announced the teams' locations and names.[1]

In 2019, the league was planning to make a series of private and public equity offerings.[1] While ESPN reports that no set first season date,[1] Sporting News indicated 2020 for the first season.[2]

Teams Edit

The FFL has proposed ten teams[3] to be split into two conferences.[4]

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Team City[1]
Western Conference[2]
Austin Revolution Austin, Texas
Oakland Panthers Oakland, California
Oklahoma City Power Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Portland Progress Portland, Oregon
San Diego Warriors San Diego, California
Eastern Conference[2]
Birmingham Kings Birmingham, Alabama
Connecticut Underground Hartford, Connecticut
Florida Strong Orlando, Florida
Ohio Players Cleveland, Ohio
St. Louis Independence St. Louis, Missouri

Business Edit

The FFL will be financed by private funding and public offerings allowing fans to be part-owners of their respective team. When the FFL was announced, co-founder Ricky Williams stated that there are approximately 100 initial stakeholders, including 50 former NFL players.[3] Season ticket holders are planned to have equity stakes.[4] The league would be owned by players, fans and the operators.[5]

Key people Edit

FoundersEdit

Rice, Garcia and Jackson are all former players in the United Football League.

References Edit

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  4. Benjamin, Cody (December 6, 2018). "From AAF to FFL to XFL, here's a guide to all the new non-NFL football leagues" (in en). CBSSports.com. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/from-aaf-to-ffl-to-xfl-heres-a-guide-to-all-the-new-non-nfl-football-leagues/. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  5. Skiver, Kevin (December 6, 2018). "Ricky Williams announces 'Freedom Football League' run by former players including Terrell Owens" (in en). CBSSports.com. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ricky-williams-announces-freedom-football-league-run-by-former-players-including-terrell-owens/. Retrieved December 8, 2018.

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