UFL releases schedule for debut season

Updated: August 11, 2009, 4:01 PM ET
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RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The new United Football League, which has four teams that will play six games each, will debut on Oct. 8 when San Francisco visits Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The UFL on Thursday announced its full 13-game schedule for its inaugural season. Games will be on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The other two franchises are in New York and Florida; they face off in Orlando on Oct. 10.

Versus will broadcast a total of eight games, including the championship on Nov. 27 in Las Vegas.

Games will also be played in Hartford, Conn., and Los Angeles.

The complete schedule:

• Oct. 8: San Francisco vs. Las Vegas, 9 p.m. ET, Versus

• Oct. 10: New York vs. Florida, 7 p.m., HDNet

• Oct. 14: Florida vs. Las Vegas, 9 p.m., Versus

• Oct. 17: New York vs. San Francisco, 9 p.m., HDNet

• Oct. 22: San Francisco vs. Florida, 7 p.m., Versus

• Oct. 29: San Francisco vs. New York, 7 p.m., Versus

• Oct. 30: Las Vegas vs. Florida, 7 p.m., HDNet

• Nov. 4: Las Vegas vs. New York, 7 p.m., Versus

• Nov. 12: Las Vegas vs. San Francisco, 9 p.m., Versus

• Nov. 14: Florida vs. New York, 7 p.m., HDNet

• Nov. 19: Florida vs. San Francisco, 9 p.m., Versus

• Nov. 20: New York vs. Las Vegas, 9 p.m., HDNet

• Nov. 27: Championship game, 3 p.m., Versus

The Las Vegas franchise signed former NFL quarterback Tim Rattay and 18 other players Thursday.

Also joining coach Jim Fassel's team Thursday were former Oklahoma linebacker Teddy Lehman, Boston College linebacker Brian Toale and Oregon running back Terrance Whitehead.

Fassel said the players that have signed with Las Vegas, including the previously announced addition of JP Losman, represent "a top-notch lineup of former NFL veterans and skilled players who have enough experience to produce on the field."

The team will begin training camp in September, and the UFL will play its first game Oct. 8 when San Francisco visits Las Vegas.

The championship game of the four-team league is scheduled for Nov. 27 in Las Vegas.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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