(LAS VEGAS, NV – Friday, February 12, 2021) X League officials are announcing the Omaha Red Devils have agreed to terms to move the franchise from Omaha, Nebraska, to Scottsdale, Arizona for the 2021 season and beyond.
Due to the challenges that come with smaller markets like Omaha and what Scottsdale, Arizona offered to the franchise to move the team to the Valley of the Sun, league officials approved the relocation.
The Arizona Red Devils will be competing in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, at Scottsdale Stadium. The team will be practicing at Arizona Sports Complex, including its upcoming ‘2021 Open Tryout Football Combine’ on Saturday, March 6, at 10:30 am.
The Red Devils have already hired on a coaching staff-led by veteran coaches Donte Booker, who has a background in women’s football, and BJ Wilson, who coached in NFL Europe.
“Omaha offered the X League what would have been a great city, arena, some of the best sports fans in the country, and good base of athletes; however, Arizona is more in line with the future growth strategy of the X League coupled with the opportunity to play at a beautiful stadium in the heart of downtown,” said Mitchell Mortaza, Managing Partner, X League.
The Red Devils will host their home-opener at Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday, July 10, vs. the Kansas City Force and finish their regular season on-the-road vs. the Seattle Thunder in Kent, Washington, on July 31.
Tickets to the Red Devils’ home-opener at Scottsdale Stadium will go on-sale to the public in March 2021.