Las Vegas Locomotives to Play Three Home Games
at Sam Boyd Stadium during 2011 United Football League Season
Full Schedule Announced with Season Ticket Packages on Sale Now
The two-time defending United Football League (UFL) champion Las Vegas Locomotives will play three home games at Sam Boyd Stadium this season following the announcement of the full 2011 UFL schedule today.
“We are very excited to start training camp and begin our journey towards a third championship,” said Locomotives Head Coach Jim Fassel. “Our schedule will present plenty of challenges this season and we can’t wait to compete with the rest of the league.”
Following two road games to open the season, at Sacramento on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. PST and at Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. PST, the Locomotives will open their home schedule at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. PST by hosting the Omaha Nighthawks
The Locos will then travel to Omaha the following week to square off against the Nighthawks on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. PST. The team returns to Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22 to take on the Sacramento Mountain Lions at 7 p.m. PST. The 2011 home schedule will come to a close on Thursday, Oct. 27 when the Locomotives play the Virginia Destroyers at 7 p.m. PST.
“In a six-game season, every game counts and not only is there no room for a losing streak, but our teams will be in playoff mode right from the opening kickoff,” said UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue. “That will make for some tense and exciting games to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
“We are grateful to the venues in each city for their flexibility and willingness to help us create a schedule at relatively short notice after we restructured our season. We have targeted as many Friday nights and weekend games as possible to appeal to families and fans of all ages.”
Locos fans can secure their seat in Sam Boyd Stadium now to ensure they don’t miss one minute of the 2011 season as the “Locos” pursue their third consecutive league championship. Season ticket packages for the three home games at Sam Boyd Stadium are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 702.877.LOCO. When an adult purchases a full-priced season ticket package, they also have the option to purchase an additional children’s season ticket package at a 50 percent discount (for children age 15 and younger).
Each home game will be a fun-filled experience both on and off the football field. A team-sponsored Fan Fest will be held before every home game where fans will have the opportunity to enjoy food and games and interact with the Locomotion dance team. During each game, there will be on-field activities before kickoff and during halftime where fans will have the chance to win great prizes. Additionally, each game will have a designated theme to enhance the fan experience from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. Coaches and players will be available after all home games for autographs and pictures.Las Vegas Locomotives Complete 2011 Schedule: Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. – at Sacramento Week 2: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. – at Virginia Week 3: Saturday, Oct. 1 – Bye Week 4: Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. – vs. Omaha* Week 5: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. – at Omaha Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. – vs. Sacramento* Week 7: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. – vs. Virginia* *designates home game All times are PST and games are subject to change About The United Football League The UFL provides high-quality professional football during a traditional fall season while embracing innovation and fan interaction. The UFL serves its local communities with pride and dedication, and aims to provide every fan with an exciting and memorable game experience. The inaugural 2009 champion Las Vegas Locos won a second championship in 2010, lifting the William Hambrecht Trophy with a 23-20 win over the Florida Tuskers. The 2011 season will feature the Locos, Hartford Colonials, Omaha Nighthawks, Sacramento Mountain Lions and Virginia Destroyers. The UFL is led by Commissioner Michael Huyghue and is funded by a consortium of private investors. For season tickets, more information and to interact with passionate football fans, please visit UFL-Football.com About the Las Vegas Locomotives The Las Vegas Locomotives are the two-time defending champions of the United Football League (UFL). Led by Head Coach Jim Fassel, the team plays all home games at Sam Boyd Stadium and is the last of the four original UFL franchises to continue playing in its original home city. Fassel also serves as president and general manager of the franchise. Known as “The Locos” to local fans, the team has developed a strong following throughout Las Vegas by maintaining an active role in the community and showing strong leadership both on and off the field. Keep up with all Las Vegas Locomotives news, scores and information by following the team on Facebook (Las Vegas Locos) and Twitter (@LasVegasLocos).