|Sacramento Mountain Lions|
|Year founded: 2009|
|Head coach||Dennis Green|
|Owner(s)||Paul Pelosi (majority)|
|General manager||Dennis Green|
|United Football League (2009–present)|
|Team colors|| Dark Metallic Gold, Sac Black, Sac Tan, Sac Dark Gold
|League championships (0)|
The Sacramento Mountain Lions are a professional American football team based in Sacramento, California that plays in the United Football League. The franchise originated as the California Redwoods, and played its home games in San Francisco and San Jose. The team plays its home games at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, home of the Sacramento State Hornets. The team also practices weekly at local Sacramento high school, Foothill High School. Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green is the team's head coach and general manager.
California Redwoods (2009)Edit
The team began play as the California Redwoods in October 2009. In the league's 2009 season, the Redwoods played were originally slated to play all of its home games at AT&T Park in San Francisco, including the first ever UFL game. Due to a conflict with the San Francisco Giants, the UFL's first game was instead played in Las Vegas. Poor attendance in San Francisco led to the league relocating one of the Redwoods' home games to Spartan Stadium in San Jose.
Former NFL head coach Dennis Green was hired as the Redwoods' head coach prior to the season. He led the team to a 2–4 record in its first season, finishing in third place.
|Final score||Team record|
|1||Thursday, October 8||9:00 p.m. ET||at Las Vegas Locomotives||L 17–30||0–1||Sam Boyd Stadium||18,187||Versus|
|2||Saturday, October 17||9:00 p.m. ET||New York Sentinels||W 24–7||1–1||AT&T Park||6,341||HDNet|
|3||Thursday, October 22||7:00 p.m. ET||at Florida Tuskers||L 7–34||1–2||Citrus Bowl||12,021||Versus|
|4||Thursday, October 29||7:00 p.m. ET||at New York Sentinels||W 20–13||2–2||Giants Stadium||10,818||Versus|
|6||Saturday, November 14||9:00 p.m. ET||Las Vegas Locomotives||L 10–16||2–3||Spartan Stadium||4,312||HDNet|
|7||Thursday, November 19||9:00 p.m. ET||Florida Tuskers||L 27–34||2–4||AT&T Park||6,837||Versus|
Sacramento Mountain Lions (2010–present)Edit
League commissioner Michael Huyghue announced shortly after the end of the 2009 regular season that the team would "likely" move permanently to San Jose for the 2010 season. On March 3, 2010, the league declared that the team would permanently relocate instead to Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California for 2010, as part of a deal with Sacramento State University that will see the UFL provide a new artificial turf for the facility.
Despite the "California Redwoods" name still being valid (as the team remained the only UFL team in the state), league officials also announced that the California Redwoods branding would be abandoned. A new name was decided through a fan vote, though the name "Redwoods" remained a possible choice. On April 6, 2010, the league announced that the franchise would be known as the Sacramento Mountain Lions.
|Final score||Team record|
|1||Saturday, September 18||11:30 a.m. PT||at Hartford Colonials||L 10–27||0–1||Rentschler Field||14,384||NESN|
|2||Saturday, September 25||8:00 p.m. PT||Florida Tuskers||W 24–20||1–1||Hornet Stadium||20,000||Versus|
|3||Saturday, October 2||5:30 p.m. PT||at Omaha Nighthawks||L 17–20||1–2||Rosenblatt Stadium||23,416||HDNet|
|5||Friday, October 15||8:00 p.m. PT||Las Vegas Locomotives||L 3–26||1–3||Hornet Stadium||19,000||HDNet|
|6||Thursday, October 21||4:00 p.m. PT||at Florida Tuskers||W 21–17||2–3||Citrus Bowl||10,066||HDNet|
|7||Saturday, October 30||8:00 p.m. PT||Hartford Colonials||L 26–27||2–4||Hornet Stadium||13,500||Versus|
|8||Saturday, November 6||8:00 p.m. PT||at Las Vegas Locomotives||W 27–24||3–4||Sam Boyd Stadium||13,622||Versus|
|9||Saturday, November 13||8:00 p.m. PT||Omaha Nighthawks||W 41–3||4–4||Hornet Stadium||20,000||Versus|
|Sacramento Mountain Lions||2010||4||4||0||.500||3rd|
Records vs. teamsEdit
This includes postseason games.
|Las Vegas Locomotives||1-3||.250|
|Florida Tuskers/Virginia Destroyers||2-2||.500|
Home, away, and neutral recordsEdit
Sacramento Mountain Lions staff
| Front Office
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
Sacramento Mountain Lions roster
| Offensive Linemen
| Reserve Lists
- ↑ Pavlovic, Alex (2009-11-19). "UFL's California Redwoods likely to move to San Jose". San Jose Mercury News. http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_13830165?nclick_check=1. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
- ↑ "United Football League Brings Professional Football to Sacramento and Invites Fans to 'Name Your Team'". United Football League. 2010-3-3. http://www.ufl-football.com/press/2010/03/03/united_football_league_brings_professional_football_to_sacramento_and_invites_fans_to_name_your_team. Retrieved 2010-03-03.[dead link]
- ↑ "Sacramento UFL team name: Mountain Lions". Sacramento Bee. 2010-4-9. http://www.sacbee.com/2010/04/06/2657935/sacramento-ufl-team-name-mountain.html. Retrieved 2010-04-06.