Alliance of American Football Coming to Atlanta

Atlanta is just the second city to announce that they will be home to a new, professional football team. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported today that the Alliance of American Football announced its second franchise in Atlanta Wednesday morning at a press conference at Georgia State Stadium in downtown Atlanta. Orlando was the first team to be announced, and will be coached by Steve Spurrier.

The Alliance of American Football is an eight-team league founded by Charlie Ebersol, a TV and film producer, and Hall of Famer Bill Polian. It plans to begin a 10-game, 12-week season on Feb. 9, 2019 — six days after Super Bowl LIII takes place in Atlanta. The league set its championship game for the weekend of April 26-28, 2019. Games will be played at the Georgia State Stadium(yes, the old Braves stadium).

Head coach for the Atlanta Alliance is former NFL coach Brad Childress, and the offensive coordinator will be former Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick. Other notable former NFL players are involved in the organization, including former Pittsburgh Steelers players Troy Palomalu and Hines Ward — a University of Georgia graduate.

Who exactly will be playing in the Alliance of American Football league? According to the website, there will be a strong representation of college players from the state of Georgia. A unique regional draft will be conducted later in the year. The league will be comprised with some of the best players in the world. Only 2% of college players ever play in existing major US professional football leagues, the Alliance will have the top 3-4% of all college players.

Season ticket deposits are available now for $50. The average price for a seat will be $35. The remaining 6 teams are yet to be announced, but the AAF guarantees that there is going to be tough competition for all 8 teams.

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