Maybe Mark Cuban was right. Maybe the UFL can “take on” the NFL.
After all, more than a handful of NFL teams are struggling to sell tickets. The Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL, however, are having no trouble at all. They’ve sold out the second straight game of their two-game existence.
Then again, their home stadium holds only 24,000 people.
Still, the Nighthawks are a Nebraska hit, with a team featuring plenty of former NFL players.
“The atmosphere in Rosenblatt Stadium last week was electric and the passion and enthusiasm the Omaha fans have for football and for the Nighthawks was evident for all to see,” Commissioner Michael Huyghue said. “People assured us then that in less than a week the second home game would sell out and they have made true on that promise. The stadium will be rocking [editor’s note: don’t go a-knocking] again on Saturday night and will make for a great atmosphere and compelling television viewing.”
And that’s the next frontier for the still-fledgling UFL. They need to get people to watch the games on television.