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RE: Birmingham hosting entire USFL
If they want a bubble, how will that affect regular Birminghamians that want to go to Uptown?
10-12-2021 02:54 PM
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i would assume it wouldn't affect them at all. NBA bubble there were only certain locations the players/coaches could go and all food was catered in
10-12-2021 05:00 PM
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I'll go to some games. Especially if they have some former Blazers on the roster.
10-12-2021 05:25 PM
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RE: Birmingham hosting entire USFL
(10-12-2021 02:43 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 01:29 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 09:52 AM)jaymay2525 Wrote:  They are proposing playing in a bubble, like the NBA Playoffs, with Bham as the bubble. This would be HUGE for the city in travelling taxes and money. 8 teams all living in hotels, possibly an entire hotel booked solid for season to keep the bubble intact.

47,000 total hotel room nights. 560/day for 12 weeks.

probably all rolled into the cost for the stadium, too, since the BJCC is involved here. They have the rooms (Sheraton and Westin) and Protective Stadium, with the city also able to throw in Legion Field if they need it. makes it all a nice packaged deal for the USFL

..I think it said that 20-25% of the games will be at LF... which is cool to give the old gray lady some activity... wow, that didn't come out right... 04-jawdrop02-13-banana01-lauramac203-lmfao
10-12-2021 08:54 PM
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RE: Birmingham hosting entire USFL
(10-12-2021 12:43 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 10:25 AM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 10:03 AM)jaymay2525 Wrote:  If they are wanting a NBA bubble, I am not sure they will allow fans

I would look at it from the stand point of reducing travel cost and limiting dealing with the different covid protocol of different states. I'm certain fans will be allowed if this comes to fruition.

My question is who are the 8 USFL teams?
They haven't announced it, but I read they had purchased all the trademarks for the following:

LA Express
Chicago Blitz
Tampa Bay Bandits
Houston Gamblers
New Jersey Generals
Birmingham Stallions
Jacksonville Bulls
Portland Breakers

...seems like awhile back I read that some other city bought the rights to the name 'Stallions', which cast doubt as to B'ham even having a team... ...but I guess that info ended up being a bit erroneous... 03-drunk
10-12-2021 08:56 PM
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RE: Birmingham hosting entire USFL
(10-12-2021 08:56 PM)GreenFreakUAB Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 12:43 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 10:25 AM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 10:03 AM)jaymay2525 Wrote:  If they are wanting a NBA bubble, I am not sure they will allow fans

I would look at it from the stand point of reducing travel cost and limiting dealing with the different covid protocol of different states. I'm certain fans will be allowed if this comes to fruition.

My question is who are the 8 USFL teams?
They haven't announced it, but I read they had purchased all the trademarks for the following:

LA Express
Chicago Blitz
Tampa Bay Bandits
Houston Gamblers
New Jersey Generals
Birmingham Stallions
Jacksonville Bulls
Portland Breakers

...seems like awhile back I read that some other city bought the rights to the name 'Stallions', which cast doubt as to B'ham even having a team... ...but I guess that info ended up being a bit erroneous... 03-drunk

The USFL will own all the teams, it's all a unitary organization like the XFL
10-12-2021 09:12 PM
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RE: Birmingham hosting entire USFL
(10-12-2021 09:12 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 08:56 PM)GreenFreakUAB Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 12:43 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 10:25 AM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 10:03 AM)jaymay2525 Wrote:  If they are wanting a NBA bubble, I am not sure they will allow fans

I would look at it from the stand point of reducing travel cost and limiting dealing with the different covid protocol of different states. I'm certain fans will be allowed if this comes to fruition.

My question is who are the 8 USFL teams?
They haven't announced it, but I read they had purchased all the trademarks for the following:

LA Express
Chicago Blitz
Tampa Bay Bandits
Houston Gamblers
New Jersey Generals
Birmingham Stallions
Jacksonville Bulls
Portland Breakers

...seems like awhile back I read that some other city bought the rights to the name 'Stallions', which cast doubt as to B'ham even having a team... ...but I guess that info ended up being a bit erroneous... 03-drunk

The USFL will own all the teams, it's all a unitary organization like the XFL

cool... will be interesting to see if this 'incubation year' will get them going for the year after into their respective cities... looks like they will (in theory) need a couple more Western teams - the old USFL had one in Phoenix and in Denver... that could work, perhaps...

It IS interesting that only B'ham and Portland are 'non-NFL' cities... San Antonio would seem to be a good candidate for the league...
(This post was last modified: 10-12-2021 09:18 PM by GreenFreakUAB.)
10-12-2021 09:16 PM
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RE: Birmingham hosting entire USFL
I think the five year plan for all of these leagues amounts to “If we seem even remotely stable, maybe the NFL will give us money to be a farm system. If not, there won’t be a year 5 to worry about.”
10-12-2021 09:34 PM
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