AAF title game will be played at Cowboys’ The Star

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The Cowboys’ facility in Frisco, Texas, commonly known as The Star, will serve as the host of the Alliance of American Football’s first championship game.

The AAF and the Cowboys announced today that the team’s 12,000-seat venue will host the first AAF championship on April 27.

“The Alliance has built a foundation of high-quality football, revolutionary technology and world-class partnerships with the NFL, CBS and Turner Sports,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. “It was only natural that we at the Cowboys organization would want to join that great group of partners. I have always believed that our great game of football could use a league to give players the shot they needed to make it to the NFL, and Bill Polian, Tom Dundon and Charlie Ebersol, have done just that. We are proud to be able to host their inaugural Championship Game.”

This is the latest sign that the AAF and the NFL are building a close relationship, one that may one day result in the AAF being an official minor league for the NFL. Putting a championship game in a 12,000-seat stadium definitely gives the game a minor league feel, but it’s a better look than tens of thousands of empty seats, which some of the AAF’s games have had. There are enough fans in football-mad Texas that it’s easy to see the stadium being full for the biggest game of the league’s first season.

14 responses to “AAF title game will be played at Cowboys’ The Star

  1. I can’t help but think that forming a minor league to the NFL is being done purposefully, in anticipation of the killing of the cash cow that is NCAA football. I think it’s a better idea than the system currently in place.

  2. The are high school stadiums that seat more that ‘The Star’. In fact I believe Frisco High play their games there. I would think that the AAF should draw more than 12,000 fans for their Championship Game. If they can’t, the league is in real trouble. Doesn’t Allen, Texas have a high school stadium that’s seats 20,000? Allen is just up the road from Frisco.

  3. I agree that thousands of empty seats look bad, but playing in 12,000 seat facility — even one that’s full — is just as bad. A 20-25,000 seat soccer stadium would be a good fit

  4. This announcement ensures Dallas and championship can actually be used in the same sentence accurately.

  5. Save your ticket stubs, buy shirts, etc. I think this league will survive and someday those items will be very collectible.

  6. What? I thought it was going to be in Vegas. I understand strengthening the NFL relationship, but San Antonio has a good shot of going and puts just under 30K in the stands every game. Many would drive to Dallas and there are Commander’s Fans in Dallas, Houston, and Austin as well. But, if SA doesn’t make it, then ok they might not fill that up. Probably also trying to dampen excitement for the XFL in Dallas.

  7. esb100 says:
    March 20, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    I agree that thousands of empty seats look bad, but playing in 12,000 seat facility — even one that’s full — is just as bad. A 20-25,000 seat soccer stadium would be a good fit

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    Exactly, put it in the soccer stadium the Chargers squat at, because a football game there always draws 30,000 fans from the other team.

  8. eagles1960 says:
    March 20, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    I wonder if the Cowboys could beat either team…
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    They beat the Eagles twice last year so….

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