SALT LAKE CITY — Bye bye Vegas, hello bighorn.
The Alliance of American Football announced Wednesday that the league's inaugural championship game, set for April 27, will be played in Frisco, Texas, at The Star, a 510,000-square-foot indoor athletic facility owned by the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.
The title game was originally scheduled to be played in Las Vegas at UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium. The Alliance said fans who purchased tickets for the game in Las Vegas will receive a full refund.
The game will air at 6 p.m. MDT on CBS on the same weekend as the 2019 NFL draft.Comment on this story
“The Alliance has built a foundation of high-quality football, revolutionary technology and world-class partnerships with the NFL, CBS and Turner Sports,” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a news release. “It was only natural that we at the Cowboys organization would want to join that great group of partners. I have always believed that our great game of football could use a league to give players the shot they needed to make it to the NFL, and (AAF executives) Bill Polian, Tom Dundon and Charlie Ebersol have done just that. We are proud to be able to host their inaugural championship game.”
Tickets for the game in Texas will go on sale March 28 on the AAF.com website, with ticket prices ranging from $15 to $99.