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Alliance of American Football moves title game from Las Vegas to Frisco, Texas

March 20, 2019

The Alliance of American Football announced Wednesday it will hold its inaugural championship game at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas not in Las Vegas, as originally planned.

“We are eternally grateful to the people and city of Las Vegas as well as Las Vegas Events and the LVCVA for their early support and confidence in what we have created,” AAF co-founder Charlie Ebersol said in a press release. “While we won’t play our championship game in Vegas this year, we will still be offering a one-of-a-kind experience for Alliance fans in Las Vegas during our Championship weekend.”

The AAF did not provide a reason for the move. The game originally was planned for Sam Boyd Stadium, the home of UNLV football, which holds about 40,000 fans.

The Ford Center is a 12,000-seat facility where the Dallas Cowboys practice; it also hosts high school football games in the pigskin-crazed area.

“The Alliance has built a foundation of high-quality football, revolutionary technology and world-class partnerships with the NFL, CBS and Turner Sports,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in the press release. “It was only natural that we at the Cowboys organization would want to join that great group of partners.”

Fans who purchased tickets for the game in Las Vegas will receive full refunds, the press release said. The championship game is still scheduled for April 27 at 8 p.m. on CBS.