Alliance of American Football moving championship game to Frisco

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The Alliance of American Football is moving its championship game from Las Vegas to Frisco, the league announced March 20.

The game will be held April 27 at the Ford Center at The Star and will be broadcast on CBS at 7 p.m.

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

The game will take place on the same weekend as the Dallas Cowboys’ NFL Draft festivities.

Jones is a friend of the league and its executives, Bill Polian, head of football for AAF, said in a news release.

“To be able to showcase our brand of top-flight football on NFL Draft weekend in the state-of-the-art football facility built by Jerry is a Texas-sized win for our league,” he said.

Fans who purchased tickets for the Las Vegas game will receive full refunds. Tickets for the 2019 Alliance Championship will go on sale April 2 at www.aaf.com.

The AAF is a new professional football league in its inaugural season. Made up of eight teams, the league plays during the NFL’s offseason and includes local and developing football talent.

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  1. They better hope San Antonio doesn’t make the championship; averaging 30K fans per game, a facility seating 12,000 will be sadly inadequate.

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Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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