The Sarasota Millionaires kick off their inaugural season in the United Football Federation (UFF) on Saturday (February 9th) on the road against the Tampa Bay Stallions. The game will be played at 3210 Tampa Road Oldsmar, FL 34684. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.
Previously the Millionaires played in the Southern States Football League and the Florida Football Association before joining the UFF this season.
Sarasota won both pre-season games this winter leading up to the road opener in Oldsmar against the Stallions.
Head Coach Ernest Givins enters his second season at the helm of the Millionaires after many years of success with the St. Petersburg Sharks. Givins was one of the all-time great receivers in the NFL with the Houston Oilers.
The Millionaires home opener will be the Saturday February 16th at Booker High School in Sarasota against the Bay Area Pirates. Kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. The team is dedicating their season to fallen teammate Darian “Pretty Red” Everett who was killed in a car accident last December.
The UFF schedule for Week 1 follows:
Orlando Phantoms at Duval Panthers
Pasco County Hitmen at I-4 Ironbacks
Gainesville Gators at Central Florida Scorpions
Brooksville Ballers at Central Florida Rampage
Suncoast Cobras at West Coast Soldiers
Bay Area Pirates at Florida Veterans
Sarasota Millionaires at Tampa Bay Stallions
Palm Beach Phantoms at Broward County Cowboys
South Florida Xtreme at South Florida Chargers
Florida Stingrays at Cape Coral Wolves