While the Alliance of American Football’s debut season started two weeks ago, the Stallions finally arrived in Salt Lake City on Thursday. The team has been staying in San Antonio, where the AAF held a league-wide training camp in January, while the Stallions’ football offices were being finished.
Less than 48 hours later, Salt Lake will host the Arizona Hotshots on Saturday at 1 p.m. MST at Rice-Eccles Stadium in the inaugural home opener for the Utah pro team.
“It’s going to be great to be home and be able to stay home. It’s been quite a journey for our football team because of facilities not being ready in Salt Lake,” Stallions coach Dennis Erickson said. “Our players just want some stability.”
Reilly said the team — which includes many players who played college ball at Utah, BYU or Utah State — gathered together at the stadium during a walk-through Friday morning. The Stallions’ roster includes 10 former Utes (Dres Anderson is on injured reserve), five former Cougars and two former Aggies, as well as several players from the Intermountain Region.