3 Key Points:

  • New Operations Hub: UFL leases large office space in Bedford, Texas for San Antonio Brahmas and Michigan Panthers.
  • Centralized Training Model: Teams to utilize hub model with Arlington training facilities, playing home games in their markets.
  • Building Community Energy: The UFL’s presence expected to bring new vitality to the 3301 Airport Freeway building.

UFL’s Strategic Expansion in North Texas

As reported by Mitchell Parton for the Dallas Business Journal, the United Football League (UFL), which emerged from the merger of the XFL and USFL, is establishing a significant presence in North Texas. This move comes as the league prepares for training camp in Arlington. UFL training camp is set to begin February 24th.

Securing Space for Team Operations

The UFL has recently leased 19,768 square feet at 3301 Airport Freeway in Bedford. This space, provided by SkyWalker Property Partners, will serve as the operational base for two of its teams: the San Antonio Brahmas and the Michigan Panthers. This facility will be pivotal for brand development and support services throughout the current 2024 season.

Adopting a Centralized Hub Model

Emulating the XFL’s model, the UFL will operate with a centralized system. Training and practice sessions will take place in Arlington, while the teams will play their home games in their respective markets. This approach aims to streamline operations, save money and enhance team performance.

Exploring Local Office Spaces

A UFL representative commented on the league’s strategy, stating, “We are in the process of exploring office spaces within the DFW area to serve as offices for our teams.” This statement indicates the league’s commitment to establishing a strong foundation in the region.

Building Lease and Renovations

The 69,556-square-foot building, which is now 86% leased, underwent renovations in 2022. Chris Aguilar, the asset manager at SkyWalker, expressed optimism about the UFL’s new lease: “The landlord believes the UFL’s presence will bring new energy to the building,” anticipating a lasting relationship with the league.

Local Practice Facilities

The San Antonio Brahmas and Michigan Panthers will conduct their practice sessions at Pennington Field in Bedford, as mentioned by Aguilar. This facility will play a key role in the teams’ preparations and strategies for the upcoming season.

Pennington Field / Pennington Field

Source: Dallas Business Journal

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