The United National Gridiron League's debut may be pushed back again and its Virginia team has been moved from Norfolk to Salem, according to a media report.
The Roanoke Times (Va.) reported on Wednesday that the city of Salem has reached a new deal to play host to the UNGL's Virginia team and that the city's civic facilities director has stated he was told the season would begin May 17, exactly two weeks after the UNGL's current official start date.
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The same report said the team will be called the Virginia Senators, citing the team's general manager as the source of that information. The UNGL has yet to confirm any team names or release logos.
When contacted earlier this week, the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department and the Muscogee County School District said the UNGL had yet to finalize plans to use A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium for games or the school district's Kinnett Stadium for practices.
The league had initially contacted the organizations and agreed to a basic contract for Memorial Stadium, which entailed paying $500 for each game plus paying for any county staff and the cleanup of the facility. It also had entered into a contract with the school district to use Kinnett Stadium for practices and a possibly a high school weight room for training. But the contract was not initially released as public record because the UNGL claimed it had a right to review and censor it because it may contain trade sercrets, according to a school district attorney. The contract was never finalized because the league pushed back its kickoff.
Here's a link to the story about the Virgina team: http://www.roanoke.com/sports/profootball/wb/201948