The United Football League (UFL) is starting its season on March 30th, 2024, bringing excitement to football fans with its unique blend of teams from the XFL and USFL. Here’s a detailed look at the league’s ownership:

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FOX Sports

  • FOX Sports, part of Fox Sports Media Group, is a key player in sports broadcasts across the United States.
  • Founded in 1994, FOX Sports has a rich history of broadcasting major sports events, including NFL, MLB, and NASCAR.
  • The sports division was restructured following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2017, with FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 becoming part of the newly independent Fox Corporation​​​​.

Redbird Capital Partners

  • Founded in 2014 by former Goldman Sachs partner Gerry Cardinale, RedBird Capital Partners is a New York-based private equity firm.
  • Focused on building high-growth companies in sectors like Sports, TMT, and consumer services, RedBird manages over $8.6 billion in assets.
  • The firm is known for leveraging its network of partnerships and has connections with high-profile sports and entertainment figures​​.

Dany Garcia

  • Dany Garcia is an American film producer and businesswoman, leading The Garcia Companies and TGC Management.
  • Her portfolio includes diverse businesses in entertainment, food, and sports, including ownership in the XFL and now the UFL.
  • Garcia, along with Dwayne Johnson, played a pivotal role in purchasing the XFL out of bankruptcy in 2020​​​​.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  • Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, transitioned from football to wrestling and then to a highly successful acting career in Hollywood.
  • He is known for his diverse business ventures, including the motivational Rock Clock app, Athleticon event, a YouTube channel, investment in Acorns, Teremana Tequila, ZOA Energy, a partnership with Under Armour, and his production company, Seven Bucks Productions.
  • His entrepreneurial spirit and understanding of his fanbase have made him a smart and successful business figure​​​​.

Trademarks

XFL Properties LLC owns the trademarks for the United Football League and all related XFL legacy trademarks. USFL Enterprises, LLC owns all the USFL legacy trademarks.

The UFL is set to feature eight teams, including the Arlington Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, San Antonio Brahmas, St. Louis Battlehawks, DC Defenders, Birmingham Stallions, Michigan Panthers, and Memphis Showboats.

Training camps are scheduled to begin on February 23rd, 2024, in Arlington, Texas.

With a strong ownership structure combining sports, entertainment, and business acumen, the UFL is poised to offer a unique and hopefully successful experience for football enthusiasts. Is this the group to get Spring Football over the hump. Tune in starting on March 30th on FOX to find out it tis group has what it takes.

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Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of UFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL, USFL and UFL coverage since 2018.

1 Comment

  • Posted April 13, 2024 10:30 pm 0Likes
    by brian martin

    Hello, my name is Brian martin and I’m interested in your league i would like to know what i can do become a coach assistant or help out in the league to i don’t have coaching experience but love game and would to work in the league like please respond back with some information that will help me

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