San Antonio's newest pro football team to be introduced on Thursday
AAF begins play in February 2019
SAN ANTONIO – The Alliance of American Football will officially announce on Thursday that San Antonio will be the league's eighth professional franchise.
KSAT 12 confirmed that the league will host a press conference with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and city officials to introduce Alliance San Antonio and unveil the team’s head coach.
The league features eight teams with 50-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule in the spring, beginning Feb. 9, 2019 on CBS.
Look familiar? 😏 City #8 comes to you from the great state of Texas, San Antonio to be exact.— The Alliance (@TheAAF) June 20, 2018
We’ll be live tomorrow at 12pm CT on Twitter to announce our final Alliance head coach #AllianceSA pic.twitter.com/tdIqQAz49o
Two playoff rounds will then be held, culminating with the championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019.
The league will be overseen by longtime NFL general manager Bill Polian, former NFL players and TV executives.
Rules that differentiate from the NFL include no kickoffs or extra points.
A team must go for two-points after every touchdown and the play clock will be 30 seconds, 10 seconds shorter than the NFL. Independent medical officials will handle head-safety protocols.
The other seven cities and their head coaches for the inaugural season have been unveiled. They are:
- Alliance Orlando - Steve Spurrier
- Alliance Atlanta - Brad Childress
- Alliance Memphis - Mike Singletary
- Alliance Salt Lake - Dennis Erickson
- Alliance Phoenix - Rick Neuheisel
- Alliance San Diego - Mike Martz
- Alliance Birmingham - Tim Lewis
- Alliance San Antonio - Head Coach TBD
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