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Old 04-24-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: the living desert
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Would El Paso support a team in the fledgling UFL if given a expansion team. For say, 5 or 6 home game a year (not including playoffs)? I grew up in El Paso, and know they will support big events. But I also have noticed that no team seems to be able to last there in recent years. The small TV market would be a killer (98th), but I'm thinking good attendance might override that a bit. What do you think?
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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El Paso did it's part in supporting the last two arena football teams. It was the league in one case, and management in the second, that lead to those teams closing up shop. If I understand, this is not arena football and could be played at the S.A.C.

I am going to say this is a bad idea because the league starts in September. Same as Miner football. I could see this working if it was a spring or summer league (and I do understand there is no football in the summer).
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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How big is the S.A.C. now. I was under the impression that it was about 12,000-15,000 capacity. That's a little small unless they could put up some temp stands.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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It has 12,000 permanent seats. I still think the biggest obstacle is the schedule. Are games on Saturday or Sunday?
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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I believe they are playing games Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I'm sure they would try to schedule around UTEP. And of course friday won't work at the SAC with all the H.S. football.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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Are the El Paso Generals still playing? I used to go to the games but moved out of El Paso last year.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Are the El Paso Generals still playing? I used to go to the games but moved out of El Paso last year.
They finished the first season, did well, but closed up shop due to management.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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Wow, I didn't realize El Paso's TV network was 98th in the nation, but I guess it makes sense.

I always like the name the "Diablos" for an E.P. team.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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El Paso comes in anywhere between #19 and #27 as far as biggest cities. It barely cracks the top 100 as far as metropolitan cities go.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:15 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Would El Paso support a team in the fledgling UFL if given a expansion team. For say, 5 or 6 home game a year (not including playoffs)? I grew up in El Paso, and know they will support big events. But I also have noticed that no team seems to be able to last there in recent years. The small TV market would be a killer (98th), but I'm thinking good attendance might override that a bit. What do you think?
No way. The UFL plays its games on Thursday or Friday nights. The UFL would not draw here. I think El Paso should try to get another arena team. At least that is a niche sport and different than the NFL. The UFL is a poor mans CFL.
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