The United States Football League may be coming to Akron next year and city officials are talking with the organization to see if the Rubber City will be a good fit.
Mayor Don Plusquellic spoke to AkronNewsNow.com about the discussions between the city and the revamped football league.
"We were contacted by them just to let us know they are interested," Plusquellic explained.
"We have had negotiations with various pro leagues in the past and we're hopeful that these talks progress."
The USFL considering Akron or Columbus as possible cities to place one of its franchises. Other cities possibly looking obtain a team are Portland, Oregon, Austin Texas, and Memphis, Tennessee.
The mayor says he welcomes the league expressing interest in his city and will answer any questions they may have.
If the USFL decides to make a home in Akron, the general consensus is that their home games will be played at Infocision Stadium-Summa Field, which has been home to the University of Akron Zips since 2009.
Mayor Don Plusquellic by Akron NewsNow
Plusquellic says he's hopeful the USFL decides to place a franchise in Akron, giving the city another entertainment outlet.
"It gives people who like football a chance to watch it when the NFL is not in season," the Mayor explains.
The USFL plans to kick off in March of 2013 and play a 14-game season.
Pro football in Akron? It's a possibility.
The Associated Press reports that the United States Football League will be making a comeback after going out of business in 1987.
The league plans to start with eight teams and is considering Akron or Columbus as possible cities to place one of its franchises
The USFL plans to kick off next March and play a 14-game season, which they say won't compete with the NFL schedule.
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