The anticipated season opener for the Sacramento Mountain Lions will be a little delayed, after the UFL pushed their season back by two weeks.
The United Football League, which will consist of four teams for the 2012 season, was scheduled to start games the week of September 17th. According to a press release from the league Thursday, the first games will be played the last week of the month instead. No reason was given for the shift.
The Mountain Lions will open the season at home, at Raley Field, on September 28 at 8 p.m. against Omaha.
The league’s championship game will now be played on December 1, at a yet-to-be-determined location.
Last year’s season was cut short, and the League’s return was in question. The number of teams was cut back to four, and each team will play eight games during the season.
The Mountain Lions played at Sacramento State’s stadium since they came to the Capital City in 2010. It as announced earlier this summer that the 2012 season will be played on Raley Field, in West Sacramento.
The other teams in the UFL are the Las Vegas Locomotives, Omaha Nighthawks, and the Virginia Destroyers.