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WHEN IS THE SEASON?
Each team will play two pre-season games, and the regular season will begin April 17, with the very first RFL game to be played on that day in Shreveport, Louisiana. The regular season consists of 12 games, six at home and six away, and will run through July 4. Post-season play is in July.
IS IT PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL?
YES! The Regional Football League is professional football. The players will make between $30,000 and $60,000 in their first season, with one designated "cornerstone" player who will earn $150,000. The players in the RFL are fulltime football players the same as the NFL, World League, and Arena League. In many cases the players on the RFL rosters are those who were in camp with NFL teams and were released, or were with World League and Arena League teams and made the jump to the RFL.
HOW ARE THE RULES DIFFERENT?
RFL rules are basically the same as we are accustomed to in the south. The only difference is that the clock will keep running until the last two minutes of play in each half. You will also notice more motion on the field, as one offensive player can be in motion toward the line of scrimmage prior to the snap of the ball. One other rule change will encourage the two point conversion, as the line of scrimmage for extra point attempts will be the 20 yard line, instead of the three yard line.
WHY THE REGIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE?
Because each team has its own territory from which it can obtain players. For example, the Shreveport team can only obtain players from northern Louisiana (LSU is shared with New Orleans team), Texas (shared with Houston team), Arkansas and Tennessee. The last place a person played is the starting criteria. So if a player participated on a team from another league within the Shreveport franchise’s territory, then that player may be obtained by the Shreveport franchise. Each team can claim five players from outside of its region, but only if those players are unclaimed by the team in their respective region. This concept is where the "Us versus Them" comes in. We in the South have always claimed that the best players come from south of the Mason-Dixon line. Now is our chance to prove it to the rest of the U.S.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
Glad you asked that question. These are probably the most affordable tickets in all of professional sports. The best seats in the house will only require an investment of $140.00. That entitles you to a chairback seat with arm rests between the 30 yard lines, for all seven home games and one preseason game. That breaks down to a per-game ticket price of only $20. You can’t get a premium ticket for professional football of any kind for that low of a price. Still if you prefer something else, you can sit in the chairback section for only $98.00, and the bench seats are an unbelievably low $56.00.
HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE ON EACH TEAM?
Each team will carry 37 active roster players, and five practice roster players. Of the 37 active roster players, 32 must be from within the region, while the remaining five can come from outside the Knights' territory.
WILL I RECOGNIZE ANY OF THE PLAYERS?
YES! Many of the players will be the same ones you’ve seen and heard of from area colleges. Thirty-two of the players will come strictly from schools in Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee and Arkansas. They’ll be the same players you’ve cheered for on Saturday nights.
WHO OWNS THE TEAM?
This team will be unique in that it will be owned by a combination of local stockholders and majority owners. It will be somewhat similar to the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. Anyone can buy a share or more of stock in the team. This will clearly make it a community owned team.
CAN I OWN STOCK IN THIS TEAM?
YES! Anyone can own a part of the Southern Knights. Each share of stock is valued at $100.

Owners

What makes this team somewhat unique is the aspect of local ownership. While the majority owners come from within the state of Louisiana, (Church Point and Monroe) one of the key components is the group of people from this area who invest their money in shares of stock. These stockholders are essential to the strength of the organization, as they become part of the ownership group.

Colors

The colors of Purple, Gold, and Green are also unique to Louisiana, as they are the colors of Mardi Gras. In recent years the Shreveport-Bossier City and East Texas areas have come alive in the tradition of Fat Tuesday, with Mardi Gras celebrations unique to this part of the south. These colors are alive and vibrant, but still steeped in tradition. Final plans are still being worked on for the Southern Knights’ uniforms, but with these colors they promise to be bright and exciting.


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