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The Las Vegas Locomotives (called the Locos for short) are a professional American football team based in Las Vegas, Nevada who play in the United Football League. The team plays its home games in Sam Boyd Stadium, home field for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Jim Fassel is the franchise's head coach and general manager. The Locomotives are the only UFL team to have won any of the league's championships, having won both the 2009 and 2010 UFL Championship Games, and the last of the four charter UFL franchises to remain in its original home city.
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==Franchise history==
 
==Franchise history==
 
===2009 season===
 
===2009 season===

Revision as of 19:50, January 16, 2011

The Las Vegas Locomotives (called the Locos for short) are a professional American football team based in Las Vegas, Nevada who play in the United Football League. The team plays its home games in Sam Boyd Stadium, home field for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Jim Fassel is the franchise's head coach and general manager. The Locomotives are the only UFL team to have won any of the league's championships, having won both the 2009 and 2010 UFL Championship Games, and the last of the four charter UFL franchises to remain in its original home city.

Franchise history

2009 season

Las Vegas was awarded a franchise for the inaugural season of the UFL in 2009. The team named Jim Fassel as head coach, who led his team to a 4–2 record in his first season. In the 2009 UFL Championship Game, the Locos defeated the then-undefeated Florida Tuskers to become the league's first champions.

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance TV
Final score Team record
1 Thursday, October 8 9:00 p.m. ET California Redwoods W 30–17 1–0 Sam Boyd Stadium 18,187 Versus
2 Wednesday, October 14 9:00 p.m. ET Florida Tuskers L 15–29 1–1 Sam Boyd Stadium 12,160 Versus
3 Bye
4 Friday, October 30 7:00 p.m. ET at Florida Tuskers L 24–27 1–2 Tropicana Field 11,354 HDNet
5 Wednesday, November 4 7:00 p.m. ET at New York Sentinels W 41–10 2–2 James M. Shuart Stadium 4,392 Versus
6 Saturday, November 14 9:00 p.m. ET at California Redwoods W 16–10 3–2 Spartan Stadium 4,312 HDNet
7 Friday, November 20 9:00 p.m. ET New York Sentinels W 41–7 4–2 Sam Boyd Stadium 13,306 HDNet


Championship Game

Date Kickoff Opponent Final score Game site Attendance TV
Friday, November 27 3:00 p.m. ET Florida Tuskers W 20–17 (OT) Sam Boyd Stadium 14,801 Versus

2010 season

Prior to the 2010 season, head coach Jim Fassel added the title of general manager, replacing league-wide general manager Rick Mueller, who handled the duties in 2009.[1] The team also made a small tweak to its color scheme with red replacing the league-standard teal color in the trim of the logo for the 2010 season. On November 27, 2010, the Locomotives won their second UFL championship, again beating the Florida Tuskers with a final score of 23-20.

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance TV
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, September 18 8:00 p.m. PT Florida Tuskers L 20–27 0–1 Sam Boyd Stadium 9,103 HDNet
2 Bye
3 Thursday, September 30 3:00 p.m. PT at Florida Tuskers W 20–17 1–1 Citrus Bowl 9,053 Versus
4 Friday, October 8 7:00 p.m. PT Omaha Nighthawks W 22–10 2–1 Sam Boyd Stadium 9,767 HDNet
5 Friday, October 15 8:00 p.m. PT at Sacramento Mountain Lions W 26–3 3–1 Hornet Stadium 19,000 HDNet
6 Saturday, October 23 12:30 p.m. PT Hartford Colonials W 24–21 (OT) 4–1 Sam Boyd Stadium 8,451 Versus
7 Thursday, October 28 5:00 p.m. PT at Omaha Nighthawks W 24–10 5–1 Rosenblatt Stadium 23,554 HDNet
8 Saturday, November 6 8:00 p.m. PT Sacramento Mountain Lions L 24–27 5–2 Sam Boyd Stadium 13,622 Versus
9 Bye
10 Saturday, November 20 12:30 p.m. PT at Hartford Colonials L 14–27 5–3 Rentschler Field 14,554 Versus
Date Kickoff Opponent Final score Game site Attendance TV
Friday, November 27 3:00 p.m. ET Florida Tuskers W 23–20 Rosenblatt Stadium 15,310 Versus

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