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USFL To Put Football Team In Alabama In 2014

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The USFL has it's eyes on Alabama.

The United States Football League announced that Alabama is one of five markets it hopes to have a franchise in.

The USFL says the goal is to have eight teams between Alabama, Texas, Louisiana and Southern California by the targeted launch of league in the spring of 2014. The USFL did not give specifics on cities.

"It is still the USFL's goal to secure eight teams for our launch in 2014, and we feel with a mixture of joint-ventured teams and other ownership groups we will achieve our goal," said Jaime Cuadra, the USFL's President and CEO in a release. "Due to the delicate nature of the development process, we will wait to disclose the specific cities until a later date."

According to the release, "each development will contain a USFL football stadium, a sports and entertainment complex, and residential and retail space. The USFL and its development partner plan to build the new developments across the spectrum of small, mid-size and large markets, with the goal of bringing economic development to underserved areas and creating jobs and a sustainable economy for these selected cities."

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