Sept. 6, 2012 – The defending champion Virginia Destroyers and the Las Vegas Locomotives meet in a rematch of last season’s title game to kick off the United Football League’s fourth season under a revised and enhanced schedule that moves the opening games back one week and the championship game to Dec. 1, the UFL announced today.
The Destroyers will open their season in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The Omaha Nighthawks also will open their season on the road as they take on the Sacramento Mountain Lions on Friday, Sept. 28.
The UFL and CBS Sports Network, its broadcast partner, agreed to modify the start of the season. The original opening-week games – Sacramento at Las Vegas and Virginia at Omaha – move to the end of the schedule to form the new Week 8.
The championship game is now Dec. 1 at a location to be determined. The extra time allotted in the enhanced schedule will allow for better preparation by the title contenders and for a Saturday broadcast.
“These changes will enable the UFL to give our dedicated fans, our eager ticket buyers and CBS Sports Network the competitive product that we have promised,” said UFL president Bill Mayer.
That is a bit surprising given that the other teams with openings have been courting, wooing and hiring coaches already. Of course, the Bucs are seemingly more ready to win than most of the the jobs that were available (except for maybe Denver)