Louisville get official nod
Friday, March 09 2007 @ 07:55 am ACDT
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
The USAFL and the Louisville Kings Football Club today confirmed that Louisville, Kentucky will indeed be the host city for the 2007 USAFL National Championships on the weekend of October 13th and 14th, 2007. As reported earlier the rumours had been strong that this would be the case, and the claim had earlier been posted on the Louisville website before being withdrawn.
The USFooty statement today added that “this year will see up to 30 men’s teams and at least four women’s teams compete on four full size fields at the superb Louisville Soccer Park, minutes from downtown Louisville and world renowned locations such as Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.”
It will be interesting to see which teams turn up this year. Some teams have turned away from the Nationals being their main focus over the last couple of years for varying reasons. No doubt the central location will make it a better chance that at least one of those clubs, Nashville, will be present this year.
The location can also affect the strength of attending teams due to travel costs, so the MAAFL clubs would be expected to put on a stronger showing this year against the traditional powerhouse teams of Denver, San Diego (2006 Champions), New York and Boston. And while the inclusion of Canadian clubs the past two years have been somewhat controversial, we wonder if we may see even more this year?