They keep trying pro football in Omaha. Brian Woods, the founder of the Fall Experimental Football League is expected to announce today, Omaha and Austin, TX, as the first two franchises in what will be a six or eight team league in what will be known as the FXFL. Omaha would play three Wednesday night games at TD Ameritrade this first season. The six-game FXFL schedule is expected to be released by July 1.
The team will not be called the Nighthawks, the team name used when the pro team played in Omaha for three seasons in the now defunct UFL. In the first year of the UFL, Omaha drew over 22,000 fans per game…with the league in financial trouble in 2012, it drew just 6,000 per game.