FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and GROSSE POINTE, Mich., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stars Football League, LLC is pleased to announce the creation of a new Professional Spring Football League. The league will play on Saturday nights beginning April 2, 2011, with a 10 to 12 game schedule. This professional league plays outdoors, using conventional professional rules. One rule enhancement will be that a field goal of 50 yards or longer is worth 4 points, but if the field goal of 50 yards or longer is missed, the opposing team may elect to return the ball.
The SFL will be comprised of 6 teams playing in the following venues:
Mobile (AL) Gladiators, playing in the Ladd Peebles Stadium, capacity of 40,000.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Barracudas, playing in the Lockhart Stadium, capacity of 20,000.
New Orleans (LA) Jazz, playing in the Ted Gormley Stadium, capacity of 29,000.
Little Rock (AR) Ironmen, playing in the War Memorial Stadium, capacity of 53,000.
Daytona Beach (FL) Racers, playing in the Municipal Stadium, capacity of 21,000.
Michigan Coyotes, playing in the Pontiac Silverdome, capacity of 80,000.
In addition to the above, original six teams, the SFL is evaluating other cities for expansion.
The SFL will pay players and coaches using a salary cap for the league. The league is controlled by a board of directors, headed by the chairman of the board/President, Peter (Pete) J. Huthwaite. "This league offers exciting spring football to local fans and a national TV audience," Pete Huthwaite stated.
"The SFL is staffing our teams with players that have a definite potential to play professional football at the highest level," stated Huthwaite.
The mission of the Stars Football League, LLC is to bring exciting, professional football to underserved markets and to provide additional opportunities for players to showcase their talents and capabilities.
"The SFL provides new opportunities for players, coaches and owners alike," said Huthwaite. "As a new league, the SFL offers team owners the dream of a lifetime. Opportunities to own professional football teams are very rare."