The Las Vegas Locos announced today their 10-week 2010 regular season broadcast schedule and kickoff times.
The Locos will host the first night game of the 2010 season against the Florida Tuskers in a repeat of the 2009 UFL Championship Game live on HDNet. The anticipated clash, originally scheduled for September 17, will now be played on Saturday, September 18 at 8pm PST at Sam Boyd Stadium.
As the Locos continue their title defense under Head Coach Jim Fassel, they will travel to Florida to face the Tuskers again on Thursday, September 30 at 3pm PST live on VERSUS. Locos game swill be split equally between VERSUS and HDNet, with each telecaster showing four Las Vegas games each.
Returning broadcasters VERSUS and HDNet are joined in 2010 by the New England Sports Network (NESN), which will broadcast two of the Hartford Colonials’ home games during the upcoming fall season. Games will also be streamed live on www.UFL-Football.com.
“We continue to make progress in bringing our games to a wider television audience through three established and innovative broadcaster partners,” said UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue. “VERSUS and HDNet were pioneers in introducing our quality product to the nation’s sports fans in 2009 and we are delighted to partner with them again and to also welcome another strong broadcasting ally in NESN.”
VERSUS will feature eight regular season UFL games on Saturdays and one Thursday evening, and will also broadcast the UFL Championship Game on the Thanksgiving holiday Friday, November 26 at 12pm PST between the top two teams in the final regular season standings at a venue to be determined.
“We look forward to the second year of the UFL on VERSUS,” said Jeff Goldberg, Vice President of Programming for the network. “Through our telecasts, these five teams will have national exposure on the fastest growing sports cable network in the country.”
HDNet, whose Chairman Mark Cuban became a UFL investor in 2010, will broadcast ten regular season games, including the Locos-Tuskers UFL Championship Game rematch.
“The game is fun, it’s exciting and the talent level is off the charts and we want to be a part of it,” said HDNet Chairman Mark Cuban. “We believe last year was just the beginning and the best is yet to come from the UFL. We are going to broadcast games in the highest quality nationwide and our priority is to grow viewership, grow the fan base and really help the UFL succeed.”
HDNet is the independent network with unique and thought provoking content that is delivered in true high definition and is available on AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Insight, and Verizon FiOs.
The UFL 2010 season-opening game will now be played in Hartford, CT, when the New England Sports Network cameras capture the hometown Colonials at home to the Sacramento Mountain Lions at 11.30am PST on Saturday, September 18. NESN is delivered to more than four million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally via DirecTV and Dish Network. The definitive home for New England sports programming; NESN is the top rated regional sports network in the country.
“We are excited for this opportunity to help showcase the UFL,” said Joel Feld, NESN’s executive vice president and executive producer. “We feel that the UFL is a television property that offers us great upside and is poised to grow in the coming years once fans see the entertaining and competitive football action that the league offers.”
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2010 Las Vegas Locos Broadcast Schedule
Wk. Date Game Kickoff Kickoff Network
1 Sat., Sept 18 Florida at Las Vegas 8:00pm 8:00pm HDNET
3 Thurs., Sept 30 Las Vegas at Florida 6:00pm 3:00pm VERSUS
4 Fri., Oct 8 Omaha at Las Vegas 7:00pm 7:00pm HDNET
5 Fri., Oct 15 Las Vegas at Sacramento 8:00pm 8:00pm HDNET
6 Sat., Oct 23 Hartford at Las Vegas 12:30pm 12:30pm VERSUS
7 Thurs., Oct 28 Las Vegas at Omaha 7:00pm 5:00pm HDNET
8 Sat., Nov 6 Sacramento at Las Vegas 8:00pm 8:00pm VERSUS
10 Sat., Nov 20 Las Vegas at Hartford 3:30pm 12:30pm VERSUS
Fri., Nov 26 Championship Game tbc 12:00pm VERSUS
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 will battle the Florida Tuskers, Hartford Colonials, Omaha Nighthawks and Sacramento Mountain Lions for the William Hambrecht Trophy in 2010. 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 www.UFL-Football.com.