Atlanta Wildcats To Join The UFL

by UFL Writer Tim Bernard

ATLANTA, GA--  The United Football League (UFL) is pleased to announce that the Atlanta Wildcats will become the league's first member effective August 30, 2021, with competition to begin in the spring of 2022.

The Wildcats are the first of several franchises the UFL has negotiated to purchase from the now-defunct National Gridiron League. The NGL consisted of twelve franchises throughout the southeast and the Midwest. 

Located in the United States' ninth most populous metro area in Atlanta, Georgia, the Wildcats were established in 2019 as the Georgia Wildcats with the intent to initially kick off in Albany, Georgia. However, the franchise has since relocated to Atlanta and was renamed the Atlanta Wildcats. For additional details on the Wildcats may be found at

The UFL will make additional team and league announcements later this fall in an official league press release slated for later this fall.

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