NFL's Spring League coming to Austin in 2018

AUSTIN - Pro football is coming to Austin in 2018, the CEO of "The Spring League" confirmed to KVUE Thursday.

As part of the Spring League, 150 players are divided into four teams. They practice daily and play games on the weekends. KVUE's news partners at the Austin American-Statesman said a site, or sites, for practices and games should be announced within the next week. 

Brian P. Woods, Spring League CEO, told KVUE that "Over the last several months, we've surveyed NFL clubs on ways to build upon on the success of our inaugural season. The vast majority of NFL teams we polled requested two things going forward: a warmer climate and a centralized location."

Naturally, they turned to Austin, Texas.
 
"Indeed, Austin will provide us with favorable weather during the month of April, a major airport with direct flights, and centralized locale for NFL teams," Woods said in an email. "Additionally, the City of Austin has demonstrated itself as solid market for hosting professional sports."  

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