SACRAMENTO, CA -The United Football League announced Saturday it is postponing the second half of the 2012 football season, the league includes the Sacramento Mountain Lions.
The UFL plans to complete the remaining four games and stage its championship game in the spring of 2013 and return to a fall schedule later in 2013, according to a press release.
The UFL includes franchises in Sacramento, Las Vegas, Omaha and Virginia Beach and is in its fourth season. Teams played four of its eight scheduled games this season.
The owner of the Sacramento Mountain Lions and spokesperson for the UFL ownership group Paul Pelosi said, "The players and coaches have established a terrific product on the field. Because of a lack of sufficient funds due to high cost of worker's compensation insurance and other elements, we are postponing the second half of the season."
The spring dates will be determined in the near future.
Pelosi said this program will give the UFL time to meet its financial obligations and re-emerge in strong fiscal shape.
"It is our first priority to take care of our players, coaches and staff and then to raise sufficient funds to take care of our other obligations and to resume fully-financed operations in 2013," said Pelosi.
The Sacramento Mountain Lions are 1-3 for 2012 season.