The Omaha Nighthawks, one of the five teams currently playing in the UFL, has sold out its first home game. It’s the first sellout in the short history of the league, which might be a little more impressive if Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium had more than 24,000 seats.
“The fans here in Omaha have been incredible and we thank them for making Friday’s first-ever Nighthawks game a sellout,” said Nighthawks Director of Business Operations Don Igo. “The game would have been a special occasion anyway, but with a packed house it will truly be an evening to remember.” [release]
Omaha will be playing the Hartford Colonials, which might be the first time that a pro football team has taken the field against an insurance company founded in the 1800s. Do those guys know about the forward pass yet? Or is their playbook still nothing but a stack of war bonds from 1913?