Freedom Football League
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|No. of teams||10 (planned)|
The Freedom Football League (FFL) is a planned professional spring-summer American football league.
The Freedom Football League was announced on December 6, 2018 by Ricky Williams on ESPN's Outside the Lines. Williams indicated there were 100 initial stakeholders plus additional financing planned. He also announced the teams' locations and names.
The league has told multiple sources that the league will start in March 2020.
|Austin Revolution||Austin, Texas|
|Oakland Panthers||Oakland, California|
|Oklahoma City Power||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Portland Progress||Portland, Oregon|
|San Diego Warriors||San Diego, California|
|Birmingham Kings||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Connecticut Underground||Hartford, Connecticut|
|Florida Strong||Orlando, Florida|
|Ohio Players||Cleveland, Ohio|
|St. Louis Independence||St. Louis, Missouri|
The FFL will be financed by private funding and public offerings allowing fans to be part-owners of their respective team. When the FFL was announced, co-founder Ricky Williams stated that there are approximately 100 initial stakeholders, including 50 former NFL players. Season ticket holders are planned to have equity stakes. The league would be owned by players, fans and the operators.
Rice, Garcia and Jackson are all former players in the United Football League.
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