Minor League Football Team Signs Deal to Play at War Memorial Stadium

Minor League Football Team Signs Deal to Play at War Memorial Stadium
A file photo of War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock (Angelo Felix)

A minor league football team has signed a deal to play its inaugural season at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Attack is renting the 54,120-seat stadium for a total of $31,650 for two games on Aug. 22 and Aug. 30, according to public records released to Arkansas Business. It's the third team announced for Major League Football, joining the Virginia Armada of Virginia Beach and the Ohio Force of Canton. The fourth and final team in the league has yet to be announced.

"Like Canton and Virginia Beach, we believe Little Rock is a perfect partner as we begin the final drive toward our season kick off on Aug. 9," league CEO Frank Murtha said in a news release.

Major League Football, based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is a developmental league with a budget that's reportedly far lower than other lower-tier leagues like the Alliance of American Football, the USFL and the XFL. It's mission is to provide players, coaches and staff "exposure to the NFL and other professional leagues so they can advance their careers."

Players are reportedly paid $2,000 per game with a $500 bonus for wins. 

Earnest Wilson has been named the head coach of the Arkansas Attack. He's the former head coach of Savannah State University, a Division II NCAA program, and a former offensive coordinator at Jackson State University.

Major League Football is publicly traded on the OTC Pink, the lowest tier of the three marketplaces for over-the-counter stocks.

Murtha said the league is looking to expand in 2023 and become "America's true home for professional spring football."

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