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Professional Football Could Be Coming to Utah

According to a report by KUTV’s Sara Knox, local organizations are looking into bringing professional football to Utah.

The Salt Lake City Senate Football Team announced that they’re looking to start a Northern Utah Professional Alliance that will “work closely” with the Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City Bees, Real Salt Lake, Grizzlies, local universities, high schools and more to bring either an XFL or NFL team to the Beehive State.”

Sara Knox

Jared Van Yperen is currently the team owner, and released a statement during a press release:

“[We want] to provide Utah with not only a professional sports team but also to prove that Northern Utah is big enough for major leagues to not only be profitable in Utah.”

Jared Van Yperen

The team currently plays in the Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL), and finished their season 7-1.

Collaborations between different professional sports in the same area aren’t new. The Las Vegas Golden Knights ownership group is part of the Indoor Football League’s expansion Vegas Knight Hawks.

“Our organization is thrilled to be bringing another pro sports franchise to Southern Nevada. Just like the Vegas Golden Knights and the Henderson Silver Knights, the Vegas Knight Hawks will be a team built to support the community they play in. Our games at the all-new Dollar Loan Center will be fun, affordable and have the best-in-class in-game experience.”

Kerry Bubolz

The team boasts having former XFL and NFL players and coaches on their roster already and just made former NFL safety Aaron Wade their DBs coach, as well as a player in their secondary.

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