Faber says he has talked to Melvin Miller of the
Birmingham Park and Recreation Board about using
Legion Field. The league wants to play in venues
of 35,000 or more, which would rule out Regions
Park or Lawson Field. "This is a big-time
professional league," Faber said.
league's 'break-even-point' is currently
projected at 18,500 per game and we are setting
a goal of 25,000 fans per game in the 2012
season," Faber said.
Plans are for the season to run from August
through January. Four pre-season games are
planned during August and post-season play is
scheduled for January. Games could be played on
Friday, Saturday and Monday nights while some
will be played on Sunday afternoons.
The teams would be owned by the league and
each would have their own president and general
manager. The league says this corporate design,
utilizing stock shares in the league, allows it
to avoid bad ownership problems, centralize
operations and shift profits, losses and other
burdens in a more fluid manner.
The league plans to have 16 teams divided
into four divisions. The Eastern Division has
teams in Miami, New York, Providence and
Washington, DC. The Central Division has teams
in Chicago, Columbus, Milwaukee and St. Louis.
The Southern Division has teams in Birmingham,
Louisville, Memphis and New Orleans. The Western
Division has teams in Dallas, Los Angeles, Tulsa
and Salt Lake City.
Ticket prices are expected to be around $25.