RALEIGH, NC - The Alliance of American Football today announced that Carolina Hurricanes Chief Executive Officer and Owner Tom Dundon has committed $250 million to The Alliance of American Football and will serve as chairman of The Alliance's board of directors, effective immediately. Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell issued the following statement.
"This was a terrific opportunity for Tom to expand his investment in the sports world," said Waddell. "The AAF is off to an exciting start as a league and was founded on some truly unique and groundbreaking concepts.
"Tom is excited about the direction of the Carolina Hurricanes and remains fully committed to this franchise's current and future success in Raleigh."
Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is top-flight professional football fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance features eight teams with 52-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule beginning February 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and culminating with the Alliance Championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on April 27, 2019. Additional broadcast and distribution partners include Turner Sports -- TNT and B/R Live -- as well as the NFL Network. Fans can stream key Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated gaming options. With a focus on player well-being on and off the field, The Alliance provides players with a commitment to safety and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. For more information, visit https://aaf.com/.