Early Tuesday morning, the European League of Football (ELF) – via press release – unveiled its 2021 schedule and the 2 divisions that the 8 teams were split into.
Highlighted in the opening weekend is a little nugget for NFL Europe fans; a rematch of the 2007 World Bowl between the Hamburg Sea Devils and the Frankfurt Galaxy is the 3rd game on the slate.
Week 1 will be Saturday, June 19th, and Sunday, June 20th with 2 games each day. Each team will play 10 games, with 2 byes, which begin in Week 4 and run through the end of the 12-week regular season, which ends on September 5th.
Playoffs will that following weekend, where the top 4 clubs square off with the winners advancing to the championship game, to be held on September 26th.
Also in the release was how the league has split into divisions.
The North Division will be the Sea Devils, Thunder, Panthers, and Kings. The South is the Galaxy, the Centurions, the Surge, and the Dragons.
ELF Commissioner Patrick Esume had this to say via the presser:
“We have worked very hard over the past few months to the build European League of Football. And an intense time still lies ahead of us. But with the announcement of the schedule, it all becomes a lot more tangible, more realistic. I’m sure it’s not just the same for us in the league, but also for those involved in the franchises and the fans. We are all ready for great football on a great stage.”ELF Commissioner Patrick Esume
The league has plans to expand into more countries as time progresses, with the idea of adding 4 more teams by 2022. But for now, these 8 are preparing to take the American football world in Europe head-on.
And we are here for it.
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