Even when they lose, the Omaha Nighthawks remain the UFL’s feel-good story of the year.
For the third straight game, the Nighthawks sold out their home game in Nebraska. In front of over 23,000 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium, the Nighthawks took on the league-leading Las Vegas Locos in a game with unprecedented hype for the UFL.
The Nighthawks lost to the Locos 24-10, but they kept the game close until two Omaha turnovers in the fourth quarter turned into 14 Las Vegas points.
Still, the Nighthawks remain in second place in the league. The strong fan support helped secure Rosenblatt Stadium as the site of the UFL Championship Game on Nov. 27, so if the team advances to the final, they’ll have an advantage.
“As we head into the latter half of our 2010 season, I am happy with the progress of our team and the unparalleled enthusiasm of the community,” said head coach Jeff Jagodzinski. “We would not be where we are now without the fans’ passion and dedication to this Nighthawks team.”
The league is still working hard to attract a larger fan base, but fans in Omaha need little cajoling. With household names like Jeff Garcia and Ahman Green, the community jumped in to support pro football in Nebraska. Omaha’s popularity is a beacon of hope for the rest of the UFL.
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