Las Vegas Locos Fans Can Help the Team Host
2011 United Football League Championship Game
The two-time defending champion Las Vegas Locomotives (Locos) have the opportunity to earn the honor of hosting the 2011 United Football League (UFL) Championship Game, but the team needs help from their passionate fan base.
The UFL’s three other franchises – the Virginia Destroyers, the Sacramento Mountain Lions and the Omaha Nighthawks – will compete against the Locos for the right to host the third UFL Championship Game. A combination of fan support, attendance, social media interaction and each team’s winning record will determine which city is awarded the game, currently slated for the first week of November.
“This strategy was popular with our fans last season, so we will again allow them to help us determine where to play our showpiece event,” said UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue. “Each team will have played at least one home game and had an opportunity to impress on the football field before we make our decision and announcement in the coming weeks.”
The Locos’ first chance to show the League their dedicated fan base comes on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. PDT against the Omaha Nighthawks in the team’s home opener at Sam Boyd Stadium. Head Coach Jim Fassel hopes to see a big crowd for each of the Locos’ three home games this season.
“We’ve shown Las Vegas that we are a high-quality, successful football team by winning the championship in our first two years,” said Fassel. “I hope fans will come out in large numbers for our home opener and throughout the season to see what our guys can do on the field. Their support is crucial as we work towards winning a third consecutive UFL title.”
Locos fans can impress the UFL by attending the team’s other two home games this season on Saturday, Oct. 22 against the Sacramento Mountain Lions and Thursday, Oct. 27 against the Virginia Destroyers, both starting at 7 p.m. PDT.
The Locos hosted and won the first ever UFL title game in 2009 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The team also won the 2010 championship game held in Omaha, Neb. Both games were against the Florida Tuskers, who have since moved to Virginia Beach, Va. and changed their name to the Destroyers.
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. Complete team and ticket information can be found online at lasvegaslocos.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702.877.LOCO.
Las Vegas Locomotives Complete 2011 Schedule:
Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 17 – Locos 23 Sacramento 17
Week 2: Saturday, Sept. 24 – Locos 17 Virginia 34
Week 3: 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