Sacramento is Getting a Pro Football Team

By djsheryl on August 3, 2022
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Pro football is coming to Sacramento this fall! It’s not the NFL, but a new pro league, called Major League Football. There will be a total of 18 teams, all in cities where there is no NFL team. Oakland, which lost the Raiders to Las Vegas, will be getting a MLF team as well.

Sacramento’s team doesn’t have a name….yet, but they will by October, when the games start. The team will play at Cal Expo’s Heart Health Park, the same venue as the Sacramento Republic FC.

The new league plans to keep games affordable to attract families, saying that the average ticket will be around $50. They also promise that there will be less penalties in order to speed up the pace and increase the excitement of the game.

This is not the first time Sacramento had a professional football team. The U.F.L’s Mountain Lions were based here and in the 90’s, Sacramento was the home of the Gold Miners and the Surge.

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