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International Football Federation 2000

IFF Proposed Cities and Teams

WestSouthNorth & East
Salt Lake CityFort LauderdaleToronto Turbos
DenverHoustonChicago
Las VegasOrlandoDetroit
Hawaii (Honolulu)Mexico CityBoston Revolution
Los AngelesTampa BayConnecticut Patriots (Hartford)
Anaheim (Orange County)MemphisNew York
San JoseCincinnatiPhiladelphia (FOL)
Northern CaliforniaKentuckyWashington DC (FOL)
Seattle (FOL)New Orleans (FOL)
International Football Federation 2000 [Ref: 1]

Note: (FOL) = Proposed Fan Ownership League City.

Report

The International Football Federation was a proposed AAA rival league to the National Football League that intended to begin play in March 2000. It had no formal ownership, and no TV contract, and lasted just one press conference.

15 Cities were reported to be in the deal, with Mexico City a possibility also, but the formation of the XFL, and its multi-million dollar TV contract with NBC put and end to the league.

According to Marty York of the Toronto Globe, Toronto Turbos, Boston Revolution and Connecticut Patriots were the rumoured names of three of the teams, and the league had intended to have a $4 Million salary cap, with most players paid no more than $85,000 per year.

The Fan Ownership League was a brief attempt by United States Football League founder Dave Dixon to start another Major League / AAA rival American Football League to the NFL.

It had four planned cities: Seattle, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Washington DC, but the emergence of another rival league, the International Football Federation, saw the two leagues consider merging, although it was a third league, the XFL, with its multi-million dollar NBC TV contract which put an end to both leagues.

International Football Federation Press Conference 2000 [Ref: 2]

References

[1] Remember the IFF (2020) Home [Internet] Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/remembertheiff/home [Accessed 15 April 2020]

Images

[2] Remember the IFF (2020) IFF Press Conference 2000 [Internet] Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/remembertheiff/_/rsrc/1327467333265/home/iff.jpg?height=176&width=200 [Accessed 15 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ed Murphy

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 18 June 2020

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